Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,221 52,905 49.1 44.9 - 53.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 661 38,059 53.1 48.0 - 58.1
Non-Hispanic Black 227 4,067 36.3 22.5 - 50.1
Non-Hispanic Other 96 4,156 56.3 41.4 - 71.1
Hispanic 237 6,623 38.0 27.6 - 48.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 370 2,306 43.4 27.7 - 59.0
20-24 years old 169 8,379 37.2 27.8 - 46.6
25-34 years old 481 28,194 48.7 43.1 - 54.4
35 years old or more 201 14,025 63.5 54.8 - 72.2
Education
Less than high school 331 6,249 36.9 26.3 - 47.5
High school graduate 287 11,288 43.2 34.2 - 52.1
More than high school 598 35,118 54.5 49.3 - 59.8
Marital Status
Married 554 39,060 61.2 56.2 - 66.3
Not Married 667 13,845 31.5 25.0 - 38.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 601 38,674 62.0 56.8 - 67.2
On Medicaid 620 14,231 31.4 25.2 - 37.5

*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.