Poor mental health status* during pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 990 9,642 8.6 6.3 - 10.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 676 7,238 9.3 6.5 - 12.1
Non-Hispanic Black 103 1,607 15.0 4.8 - 25.3
Non-Hispanic Other 65 50 0.9 0.0 - 2.0
Hispanic 146 748 4.1 0.2 - 8.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 81 1,046 10.2 1.2 - 19.2
20-24 years old 155 1,191 5.7 1.2 - 10.2
25-34 years old 557 5,856 9.4 6.3 - 12.5
35 years old or more 197 1,549 8.5 3.1 - 13.8
Education
Less than high school 160 2,544 13.4 6.1 - 20.8
High school graduate 191 2,346 9.7 4.3 - 15.0
More than high school 630 4,519 6.6 4.2 - 9.0
Marital Status
Married 627 4,201 6.0 3.7 - 8.3
Not Married 363 5,441 13.0 8.4 - 17.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 618 5,380 7.8 5.1 - 10.6
On Medicaid 372 4,262 9.9 5.8 - 13.9

*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.