Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,950 102,630 46.4 43.8 - 49.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,164 62,344 57.4 53.7 - 61.2
Non-Hispanic Black 601 9,435 29.1 22.6 - 35.7
Non-Hispanic Other 374 12,586 43.5 36.6 - 50.3
Hispanic 811 18,266 35.6 30.7 - 40.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 623 2,282 18.1 10.6 - 25.6
20-24 years old 426 14,162 34.0 28.0 - 39.9
25-34 years old 1,296 57,470 49.1 45.5 - 52.6
35 years old or more 605 28,716 57.8 52.2 - 63.3
Education
Less than high school 741 15,101 34.6 28.5 - 40.7
High school graduate 640 16,987 37.2 31.6 - 42.9
More than high school 1,559 69,859 53.3 50.0 - 56.7
Marital Status
Married 1,478 74,700 57.9 54.6 - 61.2
Not Married 1,472 27,930 30.3 26.5 - 34.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,427 68,599 57.8 54.3 - 61.3
On Medicaid 1,523 34,032 33.2 29.5 - 36.9

*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.