Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,371 51,307 47.2 44.0 - 50.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 376 20,835 60.5 54.8 - 66.2
Non-Hispanic Black 295 7,440 38.0 30.6 - 45.4
Non-Hispanic Other 240 8,270 43.8 36.2 - 51.5
Hispanic 460 14,761 41.2 35.7 - 46.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 59 915 26.5 10.7 - 42.4
20-24 years old 236 6,812 35.1 27.6 - 42.5
25-34 years old 734 29,685 49.0 44.6 - 53.3
35 years old or more 342 13,894 55.0 48.4 - 61.6
Education
Less than high school 281 7,949 39.5 32.2 - 46.9
High school graduate 307 9,158 37.6 30.9 - 44.2
More than high school 780 34,155 53.2 49.0 - 57.4
Marital Status
Married 800 34,953 53.7 49.5 - 57.8
Not Married 571 16,353 37.5 32.5 - 42.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 699 32,356 57.3 52.9 - 61.7
On Medicaid 671 18,950 36.3 31.8 - 40.8

*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.