Poor mental health status* during pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2002

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,211 9,749 8.2 6.2 - 10.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 912 7,235 8.0 5.7 - 10.2
Non-Hispanic Black 132 2,053 18.8 9.6 - 27.9
Non-Hispanic Other 45 44 1.0 0.0 - 2.2
Hispanic 122 417 3.1 0.0 - 6.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 67 1,110 13.4 2.6 - 24.1
20-24 years old 206 2,339 10.3 5.3 - 15.4
25-34 years old 677 4,350 6.7 4.4 - 9.0
35 years old or more 261 1,950 8.2 4.0 - 12.4
Education
Less than high school 140 1,696 9.4 3.2 - 15.7
High school graduate 344 3,047 9.0 5.2 - 12.7
More than high school 707 4,971 7.6 5.2 - 9.9
Marital Status
Married 893 5,911 6.8 4.7 - 8.8
Not Married 318 3,838 12.0 7.3 - 16.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 866 5,611 6.7 4.6 - 8.7
On Medicaid 345 4,138 11.7 7.3 - 16.0

*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.