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Vitamin Use Before Pregnancy
2007 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 14,110 51.8 48.5 - 55.1 8.7 7.0 - 10.7 6.9 5.4 - 8.7 32.6 29.6 - 35.8
Age                                    
<20 years 1,176 82.8 71.2 - 90.4 4.2 1.3 - 13.0 0.5 0.2 - 1.1 12.5 6.2 - 23.8
20-24 years 3,620 68.2 61.7 - 74.0 5.6 3.3 - 9.4 4.7 2.6 - 8.4 21.5 16.5 - 27.5
25-34 years 7,307 45.1 40.6 - 49.7 9.7 7.4 - 12.8 8.6 6.4 - 11.5 36.5 32.3 - 41.0
35+ years 2,007 26.3 19.5 - 34.5 13.2 8.4 - 20.0 8.8 5.1 - 14.9 51.7 43.3 - 60.1
Mother's Race                                  
White 13,392 52.1 48.7 - 55.4 8.8 7.1 - 10.9 7.0 5.5 - 8.9 32.1 29.1 - 35.3
Black 330 # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
Other  373 49.0 26.5 - 71.9 6.6 1.0 - 33.6 6.6 1.0 - 33.6 37.8 0.0 - 62.7
Hispanic Origin                                  
Yes 208^ # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
No 13,871^ 51.7 48.3 - 55.0 8.4 6.8 - 10.5 6.9 5.4 - 8.7 33.0 30.0 - 36.2
Education                                  
< High School 1,490 3.7 1.0 - 12.6 13.5 7.1 - 24.2 77.1 65.2 - 85.8 5.7 2.0 - 14.9
High School 4,761 69.3 63.7 - 74.3 6.0 3.8 - 9.3 3.3 1.8 - 6.0 21.4 17.1 - 26.6
> High School 7,798 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 0.0 0.0 - 0.0 9.5 7.3 - 12.3 42.2 38.1 - 46.4
Marital Status                                  
Married 8,592 36.3 32.5 - 40.4 10.3 8.1 - 13.1 9.8 7.6 - 12.6 43.5 39.5 - 47.7
Other 5,515 74.6 69.5 - 79.2 6.2 4.1 - 9.5 2.6 1.3 - 4.9 16.6 12.8 - 21.2
Income                                    
$14,999 or less 3,840** 71.1 65.0 - 76.6 6.8 4.2 - 10.8 3.0 1.5 - 6.0 19.1 14.5 - 24.6
$15,000-24,999 1,811** 1.4 0.5 - 4.5 17.6 11.6 - 25.8 73.3 64.6 - 80.6 7.7 4.2 - 13.9
$25,000-49,999 3,169** 50.5 43.7 - 57.3 9.6 6.3 - 14.4 8.5 5.4 - 13.0 31.4 25.5 - 38.0
$50,000 or more 4,750** 26.7 22.2 - 31.8 10.1 7.3 - 13.9 11.5 8.4 - 15.6 51.7 46.2 - 57.1
Enrolled in WIC                                  
No 8,403** 40.6 36.5 - 44.8 9.3 7.1 - 11.9 9.1 7.0 - 11.8 41.0 37.0 - 45.2
Yes 5,063** 69.3 63.9 - 74.2 7.3 4.9 - 10.8 3.6 2.0 - 6.2 19.8 15.7 - 24.6
Enrolled in MaineCare/Medicaid                                  
No 7,252** 33.9 29.7 - 38.4 9.2 6.9 - 12.2 10.7 8.2 - 13.9 46.2 41.7 - 50.8
Yes 6,319** 68.4 63.8 - 72.6 8.2 5.9 - 11.1 3.4 2.1 - 5.4 20.1 16.5 - 24.2
Infant's birth weight                                  
<2500 grams 892 53.0 49.5 - 56.4 10.3 8.4 - 12.6 6.2 4.7 - 8.0 30.5 27.5 - 33.8
2500 grams or more 13,207 51.8 48.2 - 55.3 8.6 6.8 - 10.7 6.9 5.4 - 8.9 32.8 29.6 - 36.1
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 2007 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