Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,461 52,427 47.8 43.6 - 51.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 738 39,102 53.8 48.9 - 58.7
Non-Hispanic Black 277 2,180 20.6 7.2 - 34.0
Non-Hispanic Other 107 4,129 52.3 36.3 - 68.2
Hispanic 339 7,015 37.8 28.1 - 47.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 556 1,416 17.0 7.5 - 26.5
20-24 years old 158 6,599 34.1 24.1 - 44.1
25-34 years old 528 30,046 51.3 45.6 - 57.0
35 years old or more 219 14,366 61.0 51.7 - 70.4
Education
Less than high school 429 7,479 36.3 25.7 - 46.9
High school graduate 320 8,178 37.8 28.5 - 47.2
More than high school 703 36,086 54.0 48.8 - 59.2
Marital Status
Married 622 39,673 62.9 57.7 - 68.1
Not Married 839 12,754 27.3 21.4 - 33.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 688 37,357 59.5 54.1 - 64.8
On Medicaid 773 15,070 32.1 25.8 - 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.