Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,012 28,958 37.4 33.7 - 41.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 272 4,531 19.8 13.9 - 25.6
Non-Hispanic Black 272 8,615 50.0 42.3 - 57.8
Non-Hispanic Other 116 2,106 23.9 14.0 - 33.8
Hispanic 352 13,707 48.1 41.7 - 54.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 70 3,360 65.3 50.0 - 80.6
20-24 years old 208 8,204 47.9 39.5 - 56.4
25-34 years old 506 12,896 33.3 28.1 - 38.4
35 years old or more 228 4,499 27.5 20.0 - 34.9
Education
Less than high school 196 7,921 50.1 41.3 - 58.9
High school graduate 329 8,729 34.1 27.6 - 40.6
More than high school 483 12,276 34.3 29.1 - 39.6
Marital Status
Married 553 11,604 26.4 21.9 - 31.0
Not Married 459 17,355 51.8 46.0 - 57.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 432 10,703 33.7 28.0 - 39.4
On Medicaid 580 18,256 40.0 35.0 - 45.0

*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.