Poor mental health status* during pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,174 9,324 8.0 6.1 - 10.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 812 5,655 6.9 4.8 - 9.0
Non-Hispanic Black 122 1,050 9.3 2.2 - 16.4
Non-Hispanic Other 64 669 12.7 1.4 - 23.9
Hispanic 176 1,951 11.4 5.5 - 17.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 79 404 4.7 0.0 - 10.4
20-24 years old 212 3,203 15.4 9.1 - 21.6
25-34 years old 630 4,252 6.9 4.4 - 9.3
35 years old or more 253 1,465 6.0 2.5 - 9.5
Education
Less than high school 173 2,280 12.9 6.7 - 19.1
High school graduate 247 1,866 7.4 3.3 - 11.5
More than high school 741 5,144 7.2 4.9 - 9.5
Marital Status
Married 794 4,614 5.8 3.9 - 7.8
Not Married 380 4,709 12.8 8.5 - 17.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 760 4,322 5.9 3.9 - 7.9
On Medicaid 414 5,002 11.8 7.9 - 15.7

*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.