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Vitamin Use Before Pregnancy
2008 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 13,605 54.3 51.0 - 57.6 8.2 6.6 - 10.3 5.1 3.8 - 6.7 32.4 29.4 - 35.6
Age                                    
<20 years 1,119 64.9 52.8 - 75.4 10.6 5.1 - 20.7 0.3 0.1 - 1.2 24.2 15.3 - 36.1
20-24 years 3,490 78.7 72.9 - 83.6 5.2 2.9 - 9.0 1.6 0.6 - 4.2 14.6 10.6 - 19.8
25-34 years 7,126 46.4 41.8 - 51.0 8.4 6.2 - 11.3 6.2 4.3 - 8.8 39.1 34.7 - 43.7
35+ years 1,867 30.6 23.2 - 39.1 11.9 7.2 - 18.9 10.7 6.4 - 17.4 46.8 38.4 - 55.4
Mother's Race                                  
White 12,829 54.4 51.0 - 57.8 7.9 6.2 - 9.9 4.8 3.5 - 6.4 32.9 29.8 - 36.2
Black 367 # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
Other  390 50.1 31.7 - 68.5 22.6 10.3 - 42.5 7.3 1.9 - 24.4 20.0 0.0 - 38.4
Hispanic Origin                                  
Yes 220^ # # - # # # - # # # - # # # - #
No 13365^ 54.1 50.8 - 57.5 8.1 6.5 - 10.2 5.1 3.9 - 6.8 32.6 29.6 - 35.8
Education                                  
< High School 1,477 75.4 63.9 - 84.2 7.1 2.9 - 16.1 2.1 0.5 - 9.0 15.4 8.5 - 26.1
High School 4,605 69.3 63.6 - 74.5 6.0 3.7 - 9.5 3.4 1.8 - 6.4 21.3 16.9 - 26.6
> High School 7,523 40.8 36.6 - 45.0 10.0 7.7 - 12.8 6.7 4.9 - 9.2 42.6 38.4 - 46.8
Marital Status                                  
Married 8,232 39.6 35.4 - 43.9 9.1 6.9 - 11.9 6.8 5.0 - 9.3 44.6 40.3 - 48.8
Other 5,372 74.4 69.5 - 78.8 7.1 4.8 - 10.3 2.7 1.4 - 5.1 15.8 12.3 - 20.1
Income                                    
$14,999 or less 3,041** 76.2 69.5 - 81.8 6.0 3.5 - 10.2 2.3 0.8 - 6.2 15.5 11.0 - 21.5
$15,000-24,999 2,115** 65.7 57.2 - 73.3 9.3 5.4 - 15.7 3.8 1.7 - 8.5 21.2 15.0 - 29.1
$25,000-49,999 2,627** 55.6 48.3 - 62.6 8.9 5.6 - 13.8 5.3 2.9 - 9.6 30.3 24.0 - 37.3
$50,000 or more 4,277** 30.6 25.6 - 36.0 9.2 6.4 - 13.0 8.0 5.4 - 11.6 52.3 46.7 - 57.9
Enrolled in WIC                                  
No 7,660** 42.7 38.5 - 47.0 9.9 7.6 - 12.8 6.6 4.8 - 9.0 40.8 36.7 - 45.1
Yes 5,355** 71.0 65.9 - 75.6 5.9 3.9 - 9.0 3.0 1.6 - 5.5 20.1 16.2 - 24.7
Enrolled in MaineCare/Medicaid                                  
No 6,009** 36.9 32.4 - 41.6 8.7 6.4 - 11.7 7.0 5.0 - 9.8 47.5 42.7 - 52.2
Yes 7,062** 69.1 64.6 - 73.2 7.9 5.7 - 10.8 3.4 2.1 - 5.6 19.6 16.2 - 23.6
Infant's birth weight                                  
<2500 grams 910 58.7 55.1 - 62.2 7.9 6.2 - 10.1 3.8 2.5 - 5.5 29.6 26.5 - 33.0
2500 grams or more 12,689 54.0 50.5 - 57.5 8.3 6.5 - 10.4 5.2 3.8 - 6.9 32.6 29.4 - 35.9
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 2008 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