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Vitamin Use Before Pregnancy
2006 Maine Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  None 1-3 Times/Week 4-6 Times/Week Every day/ Week
Demographic Groups Population %   CI   %   CI   %   CI   %   CI  
  Total 14,152 51.3 48.0 - 54.7 7.5 5.9 - 9.4 7.6 6.1 - 9.5 33.6 30.6 - 36.8
Age                          
<20 years 1,135 63.6 48.4 - 76.6 9.6 3.8 - 22.0 6.0 2.0 - 16.7 20.7 10.8 - 36.0
20-24 years 3,580 71.9 65.5 - 77.6 6.2 3.5 - 10.7 4.9 2.7 - 8.6 17.0 12.6 - 22.6
25-34 years 7,399 44.5 40.1 - 49.0 7.3 5.4 - 10.0 8.1 6.1 - 10.8 40.0 35.8 - 44.4
35+ years 2,037 32.6 25.1 - 41.1 9.3 5.4 - 15.6 11.5 7.1 - 18.1 46.6 38.4 - 55.1
Mother's Race                          
White 13,494 51.4 48.1 - 54.8 7.6 6.0 - 9.6 7.4 5.9 - 9.3 33.6 30.5 - 36.8
Black 299 # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
Other  344 57.9 38.1 - 75.5 4.8 0.9 - 22.9 18.9 7.7 - 39.6 18.3 0.0 - 38.1
Hispanic Origin                          
Yes 221^ # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
No 13,908^ 51.4 48.1 - 54.7 7.4 5.8 - 9.4 7.5 6.0 - 9.4 33.7 30.6 - 36.9
Education                          
< High School 1,526 68.2 55.7 - 78.5 7.8 3.2 - 18.1 1.0 0.2 - 6.4 23.0 14.2 - 35.0
High School 4,759 67.6 61.9 - 72.8 6.0 3.8 - 9.5 2.8 1.3 - 5.6 23.7 19.1 - 28.9
> High School 7,786 39.5 35.5 - 43.7 8.2 6.2 - 10.8 11.4 9.0 - 14.4 40.9 36.9 - 45.0
Marital Status                          
Married 8,934 38.9 35.1 - 42.9 7.6 5.7 - 10.0 10.0 7.8 - 12.7 43.5 39.6 - 47.5
Other 5,216 70.2 64.7 - 75.2 7.3 4.8 - 11.0 3.9 2.3 - 6.7 18.6 14.5 - 23.5
Income                          
$14,999 or less 3,840** 69.1 62.6 - 75.0 6.9 4.1 - 11.5 3.0 1.4 - 6.0 21.0 16.0 - 27.0
$15,000-24,999 1,811** 64.3 55.2 - 72.6 8.7 4.7 - 15.6 8.0 4.3 - 14.4 19.0 12.8 - 27.2
$25,000-49,999 3,169** 52.8 46.1 - 59.4 5.7 3.3 - 9.6 9.7 6.4 - 14.4 31.8 26.0 - 38.3
$50,000 or more 4,750** 31.0 26.3 - 36.2 8.6 6.1 - 12.1 9.8 7.1 - 13.4 50.6 45.3 - 55.9
Enrolled in WIC                          
No 8,403** 41.9 37.9 - 46.0 7.4 5.5 - 9.8 9.0 6.9 - 11.5 41.8 37.9 - 45.8
Yes 5,063** 66.4 60.8 - 71.6 7.8 5.2 - 11.6 5.5 3.5 - 8.6 20.3 16.0 - 25.4
Enrolled in MaineCare/Medicaid                          
No 7,252** 36.1 32.0 - 40.3 7.1 5.2 - 9.6 10.5 8.1 - 13.4 46.4 42.2 - 50.8
Yes 6,319** 68.9 63.9 - 73.4 7.9 5.5 - 11.3 4.3 2.7 - 6.8 18.9 15.2 - 23.2
Infant's birth weight                          
<2500 grams 966 54.9 51.5 - 58.2 6.3 4.9 - 8.1 3.9 2.9 - 5.4 34.9 31.8 - 38.1
2500 grams or more 13,184 51.1 47.6 - 54.6 7.6 5.9 - 9.6 7.8 6.2 - 9.8 33.5 30.3 - 36.9
NOTES:
Population size for groups giving birth in Maine are taken from the Maine Vital Statistics System unless otherwise noted.
Unknowns are excluded from all tabulations.
*Survey Question 3:  During the month before you got pregnant with your new baby, how many times a week
  did you take a multivitamin or a prenatal vitamin? 
** Estimates of the population size for this group giving birth in Maine are made through PRAMS.
^ Estimate of Hispanic population giving birth in Maine is taken from the 2006 birth file.
# There were fewer than 10 survey respondents to this question.  Data may be unreliable for describing this group, 
                   therefore percent is not reported.
CI = 95% Confidence Interval
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Data, Research, and Vital Statistics