Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,444 106,593 48.1 45.6 - 50.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,098 61,822 57.5 53.9 - 61.1
Non-Hispanic Black 425 10,432 32.3 26.0 - 38.6
Non-Hispanic Other 346 16,373 54.5 47.9 - 61.1
Hispanic 575 17,966 34.8 29.9 - 39.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 121 3,950 27.8 17.6 - 38.0
20-24 years old 420 12,780 30.6 25.0 - 36.1
25-34 years old 1,347 61,224 50.9 47.6 - 54.3
35 years old or more 556 28,639 63.2 58.1 - 68.4
Education
Less than high school 425 13,532 31.5 25.7 - 37.3
High school graduate 493 17,028 37.7 32.2 - 43.2
More than high school 1,519 75,987 57.3 54.1 - 60.4
Marital Status
Married 1,478 79,421 59.8 56.7 - 62.9
Not Married 966 27,172 30.6 26.9 - 34.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,287 69,897 60.8 57.4 - 64.2
On Medicaid 1,157 36,696 34.5 31.0 - 37.9

*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.