Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2002

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,207 41,133 34.7 31.2 - 38.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 906 27,314 30.3 26.5 - 34.1
Non-Hispanic Black 132 6,791 63.2 51.5 - 75.0
Non-Hispanic Other 47 1,800 41.0 22.4 - 59.6
Hispanic 122 5,228 39.5 28.1 - 50.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 69 6,807 81.7 70.3 - 93.1
20-24 years old 208 12,437 54.8 46.1 - 63.6
25-34 years old 677 15,282 23.7 19.7 - 27.8
35 years old or more 253 6,608 28.6 21.1 - 36.1
Education
Less than high school 141 9,224 52.0 40.8 - 63.1
High school graduate 345 15,282 44.9 38.2 - 51.7
More than high school 701 16,070 24.7 20.7 - 28.7
Marital Status
Married 888 21,377 24.5 20.9 - 28.2
Not Married 319 19,757 63.0 55.7 - 70.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 859 20,705 24.9 21.2 - 28.6
On Medicaid 348 20,429 57.6 50.6 - 64.7

*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.