Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,819 66,681 38.1 35.2 - 41.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,019 33,403 31.6 27.9 - 35.2
Non-Hispanic Black 314 14,217 61.3 54.0 - 68.6
Non-Hispanic Other 130 3,697 34.4 23.1 - 45.6
Hispanic 356 15,363 43.7 37.0 - 50.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 120 9,281 73.0 63.3 - 82.6
20-24 years old 322 19,407 57.3 50.4 - 64.2
25-34 years old 988 30,374 32.5 28.7 - 36.2
35 years old or more 389 7,619 21.8 16.4 - 27.3
Education
Less than high school 305 17,579 53.1 45.6 - 60.5
High school graduate 480 23,075 48.7 43.0 - 54.4
More than high school 1,026 25,905 27.9 24.4 - 31.4
Marital Status
Married 1,124 27,187 25.1 21.9 - 28.3
Not Married 695 39,493 59.2 54.3 - 64.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,057 25,711 25.9 22.5 - 29.4
On Medicaid 762 40,969 54.0 49.4 - 58.6

*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.