MICH-16.2 Increase the proportion of women delivering a live birth who took multivitamins/folic acid prior to pregnancy
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Women with a recent live birth who reported taking multivitamin/folic acid every day in the month prior to pregnancy
Number of women with a recent live birth
From the 2007 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System and California Maternal and Infant Health Assessment:
Took multivitamins/folic acid
During the month before you got pregnant with your new baby, how many times a week did you take a multivitamin, a prenatal vitamin, or a folic acid vitamin?
- I didn't take a multivitamin, prenatal vitamin, or folic acid vitamin at all
- 1 to 3 times a week
- 4 to 6 times a week
- Every day of the week
A woman was considered to have taken multivitamins/folic acid if she reported taking it every day of the week during the month before she got pregnant. Data from participating PRAMS states (28 states and New York City in 2007) were combined with data from the California's Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) to produce the displayed estimate. The PRAMS response category was “every day” while the MIHA response category was “every day or almost every day.”
Health Insurance status data reflect prepregnancy insurance coverage of mother.