Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,415 105,360 46.9 44.4 - 49.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,050 63,109 57.5 53.8 - 61.2
Non-Hispanic Black 439 12,760 36.2 30.0 - 42.3
Non-Hispanic Other 309 11,344 48.8 41.6 - 56.0
Hispanic 617 18,148 32.2 27.7 - 36.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 146 4,428 27.7 17.5 - 37.9
20-24 years old 410 11,728 28.4 22.9 - 33.9
25-34 years old 1,346 62,243 49.5 46.2 - 52.8
35 years old or more 513 26,961 64.9 59.6 - 70.2
Education
Less than high school 470 13,116 30.6 24.9 - 36.4
High school graduate 524 17,870 34.8 29.8 - 39.8
More than high school 1,416 74,355 57.2 54.0 - 60.5
Marital Status
Married 1,401 78,020 61.1 58.0 - 64.3
Not Married 1,014 27,340 28.2 24.5 - 31.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,208 67,808 60.8 57.3 - 64.3
On Medicaid 1,202 37,539 33.3 29.9 - 36.8

*Women were asked how many times a week they took a multivitamin during the month before they became pregnant with their new baby.

Detailed definition of indicator

Technical Notes

  • Respondents - The number of mothers who responded to this question.
  • Estimated Population Affected - Number of mothers/infants with characteristic or condition.