Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,400 52,505 47.1 43.9 - 50.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 391 21,531 64.4 58.8 - 70.1
Non-Hispanic Black 326 7,462 32.8 25.9 - 39.8
Non-Hispanic Other 248 10,850 54.8 47.2 - 62.4
Hispanic 435 12,662 35.6 30.2 - 41.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 61 2,223 36.9 20.5 - 53.3
20-24 years old 234 6,871 33.7 26.4 - 41.0
25-34 years old 763 28,811 47.2 42.9 - 51.5
35 years old or more 342 14,600 60.9 54.3 - 67.4
Education
Less than high school 267 7,204 31.4 24.5 - 38.3
High school graduate 292 9,754 41.4 34.3 - 48.4
More than high school 839 35,535 54.9 50.7 - 59.1
Marital Status
Married 821 36,701 56.5 52.3 - 60.7
Not Married 579 15,805 34.0 29.2 - 38.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 650 29,526 59.0 54.2 - 63.7
On Medicaid 750 22,980 37.4 33.2 - 41.7

*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.