Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2003

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,201 42,955 36.3 32.7 - 39.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 913 28,216 31.3 27.4 - 35.1
Non-Hispanic Black 126 8,095 72.0 61.0 - 83.0
Non-Hispanic Other 60 2,091 33.7 17.7 - 49.8
Hispanic 102 4,553 42.1 29.6 - 54.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 5,745 66.0 51.2 - 80.9
20-24 years old 206 12,793 58.1 49.5 - 66.6
25-34 years old 657 19,338 30.2 25.7 - 34.7
35 years old or more 264 5,079 21.5 14.9 - 28.0
Education
Less than high school 159 9,488 53.2 42.9 - 63.5
High school graduate 324 14,145 43.9 36.6 - 51.2
More than high school 699 18,544 28.1 23.9 - 32.2
Marital Status
Married 851 20,296 24.6 20.9 - 28.3
Not Married 350 22,659 63.2 56.5 - 69.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 841 21,275 26.3 22.5 - 30.1
On Medicaid 360 21,680 57.6 50.9 - 64.4

*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.