Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 755 24,904 42.7 38.3 - 47.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 186 3,941 24.9 17.5 - 32.4
Non-Hispanic Black 222 8,563 58.6 49.8 - 67.4
Non-Hispanic Other 80 1,775 29.5 16.9 - 42.0
Hispanic 267 10,625 48.6 41.3 - 56.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 52 2,541 62.5 46.1 - 78.9
20-24 years old 154 6,292 49.8 40.2 - 59.5
25-34 years old 399 12,520 40.9 34.8 - 47.0
35 years old or more 150 3,551 32.3 22.4 - 42.2
Education
Less than high school 163 6,427 45.5 36.1 - 54.9
High school graduate 228 8,764 49.6 41.4 - 57.8
More than high school 363 9,591 36.3 30.0 - 42.7
Marital Status
Married 385 10,263 34.1 28.2 - 40.0
Not Married 370 14,641 51.9 45.3 - 58.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 325 7,512 32.3 25.7 - 39.0
On Medicaid 430 17,392 49.6 43.8 - 55.4

*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.