Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2001

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,226 39,820 33.8 30.4 - 37.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 947 27,327 29.9 26.2 - 33.6
Non-Hispanic Black 111 5,618 57.5 45.0 - 70.1
Non-Hispanic Other 50 1,809 44.4 25.6 - 63.3
Hispanic 118 5,067 40.3 29.3 - 51.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 100 8,013 77.5 66.9 - 88.0
20-24 years old 200 10,807 52.4 43.7 - 61.2
25-34 years old 669 17,099 26.8 22.5 - 31.0
35 years old or more 257 3,902 16.9 11.2 - 22.6
Education
Less than high school 167 9,519 58.6 48.6 - 68.5
High school graduate 342 14,131 39.8 33.1 - 46.4
More than high school 697 15,597 24.1 20.2 - 28.1
Marital Status
Married 907 20,639 24.0 20.6 - 27.5
Not Married 319 19,181 60.1 53.0 - 67.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 899 21,879 25.4 21.8 - 29.0
On Medicaid 327 17,942 56.6 49.5 - 63.7

*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.