Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2000

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,226 46,814 38.4 34.9 - 42.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 956 33,708 35.4 31.5 - 39.3
Non-Hispanic Black 127 6,942 65.1 53.5 - 76.7
Non-Hispanic Other 44 1,100 26.0 8.6 - 43.5
Hispanic 99 5,064 42.6 30.1 - 55.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 95 8,764 76.4 64.8 - 88.1
20-24 years old 201 14,564 63.6 55.2 - 72.0
25-34 years old 672 18,735 28.9 24.5 - 33.3
35 years old or more 258 4,752 20.9 14.5 - 27.3
Education
Less than high school 147 9,252 51.2 40.2 - 62.2
High school graduate 349 18,127 48.2 41.8 - 54.7
More than high school 715 19,133 29.4 25.0 - 33.8
Marital Status
Married 881 21,904 25.7 22.1 - 29.3
Not Married 345 24,911 68.0 61.3 - 74.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 913 27,528 31.1 27.2 - 35.0
On Medicaid 313 19,287 57.9 50.5 - 65.2

*Unintended pregnancies are defined as pregnancies that at the time of conception, are either mistimed
(the woman did not want to be pregnant until later) or unwanted (the woman did not want to be
pregnant at any time).

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.