Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,489 50,204 45.1 41.9 - 48.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 426 23,241 64.8 59.6 - 70.1
Non-Hispanic Black 324 7,255 33.3 26.3 - 40.3
Non-Hispanic Other 267 8,457 40.2 33.0 - 47.4
Hispanic 472 11,250 34.4 29.0 - 39.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 67 866 20.2 8.1 - 32.3
20-24 years old 268 7,563 33.9 26.9 - 40.8
25-34 years old 768 27,424 46.8 42.5 - 51.1
35 years old or more 386 14,350 54.8 48.4 - 61.2
Education
Less than high school 312 7,622 33.1 26.5 - 39.6
High school graduate 320 8,809 36.7 29.9 - 43.4
More than high school 856 33,773 52.7 48.6 - 56.8
Marital Status
Married 856 35,027 53.1 49.0 - 57.1
Not Married 633 15,176 33.4 28.6 - 38.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 739 31,242 56.0 51.6 - 60.4
On Medicaid 750 18,962 34.1 29.8 - 38.4

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

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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.