Poor mental health status* during pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,094 9,621 8.3 6.1 - 10.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 803 5,402 6.4 4.3 - 8.5
Non-Hispanic Black 110 2,630 27.9 14.5 - 41.3
Non-Hispanic Other 52 354 7.7 0.0 - 17.4
Hispanic 129 1,235 7.0 1.3 - 12.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 1,801 20.6 7.1 - 34.2
20-24 years old 206 1,931 7.7 3.1 - 12.2
25-34 years old 580 4,344 7.4 4.6 - 10.1
35 years old or more 232 1,545 6.6 2.7 - 10.4
Education
Less than high school 157 3,295 14.8 7.5 - 22.2
High school graduate 243 2,148 8.2 3.9 - 12.4
More than high school 683 4,178 6.3 4.0 - 8.5
Marital Status
Married 719 3,702 4.9 3.0 - 6.9
Not Married 375 5,919 14.4 9.5 - 19.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 708 3,888 5.4 3.2 - 7.5
On Medicaid 386 5,733 13.0 8.6 - 17.4

*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.