Poor mental health status* during pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2001

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,245 9,694 8.1 6.1 - 10.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 963 7,644 8.2 6.0 - 10.3
Non-Hispanic Black 111 1,365 14.0 5.4 - 22.6
Non-Hispanic Other 52 15 0.4 0.0 - 1.1
Hispanic 119 669 5.2 0.4 - 10.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 101 1,781 17.0 7.5 - 26.4
20-24 years old 204 2,069 9.6 4.7 - 14.5
25-34 years old 679 4,789 7.4 4.9 - 9.9
35 years old or more 261 1,055 4.5 1.4 - 7.6
Education
Less than high school 170 2,023 12.0 5.7 - 18.4
High school graduate 348 3,486 9.5 5.7 - 13.4
More than high school 707 3,826 5.8 3.7 - 8.0
Marital Status
Married 921 4,996 5.7 3.9 - 7.5
Not Married 324 4,698 14.4 9.4 - 19.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 908 4,862 5.6 3.8 - 7.4
On Medicaid 337 4,831 14.5 9.6 - 19.5

*Poor mental health status during pregnancy includes respondents who describe the time during their
most recent pregnancy as a very hard time or one of the worst times of their life.

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.