Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,064 41,776 35.8 32.1 - 39.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 833 29,462 32.7 28.6 - 36.8
Non-Hispanic Black 92 5,654 66.0 53.3 - 78.7
Non-Hispanic Other 50 1,922 40.6 21.1 - 60.1
Hispanic 89 4,738 35.5 22.8 - 48.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 68 6,740 77.9 66.2 - 89.6
20-24 years old 168 13,115 61.8 52.5 - 71.1
25-34 years old 589 17,854 28.4 23.7 - 33.0
35 years old or more 239 4,068 17.0 10.6 - 23.4
Education
Less than high school 142 11,152 58.6 47.8 - 69.5
High school graduate 252 14,311 48.1 40.4 - 55.8
More than high school 663 16,314 24.6 20.4 - 28.8
Marital Status
Married 739 16,924 21.6 17.9 - 25.4
Not Married 325 24,853 64.6 57.7 - 71.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 732 18,199 24.0 20.0 - 28.0
On Medicaid 332 23,577 57.7 50.8 - 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.