Poor mental health status* during pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,104 8,968 7.8 5.8 - 9.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 770 5,357 6.6 4.5 - 8.7
Non-Hispanic Black 109 1,563 15.2 4.8 - 25.7
Non-Hispanic Other 72 680 9.9 1.4 - 18.4
Hispanic 153 1,368 8.5 2.9 - 14.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 50 295 5.4 0.0 - 12.7
20-24 years old 204 2,286 11.2 5.2 - 17.1
25-34 years old 617 3,571 5.5 3.2 - 7.7
35 years old or more 233 2,816 12.1 7.0 - 17.3
Education
Less than high school 138 1,737 11.1 4.0 - 18.2
High school graduate 235 2,317 9.3 4.5 - 14.0
More than high school 723 4,897 6.7 4.5 - 8.9
Marital Status
Married 728 4,802 6.3 4.1 - 8.4
Not Married 376 4,166 11.0 6.8 - 15.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 699 4,840 6.6 4.4 - 8.9
On Medicaid 405 4,128 9.9 6.1 - 13.8

*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.