Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,044 54,087 49.1 45.3 - 53.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 707 40,292 54.4 49.8 - 59.0
Non-Hispanic Black 99 2,970 30.9 17.6 - 44.3
Non-Hispanic Other 98 5,522 54.0 41.2 - 66.7
Hispanic 140 5,304 32.9 22.9 - 42.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 60 1,727 21.1 8.4 - 33.8
20-24 years old 186 5,909 27.6 19.3 - 35.9
25-34 years old 584 32,413 54.8 49.6 - 59.9
35 years old or more 214 14,039 65.9 57.8 - 74.0
Education
Less than high school 158 6,328 31.6 22.0 - 41.2
High school graduate 201 7,274 33.7 25.3 - 42.2
More than high school 680 40,451 59.5 54.9 - 64.2
Marital Status
Married 657 42,720 63.0 58.3 - 67.6
Not Married 387 11,367 26.9 21.1 - 32.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 637 40,371 62.2 57.4 - 66.9
On Medicaid 407 13,716 30.4 24.6 - 36.2

*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.