Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,177 66,782 34.6 32.1 - 37.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,076 28,320 27.1 23.8 - 30.5
Non-Hispanic Black 393 14,759 51.9 44.8 - 59.0
Non-Hispanic Other 181 4,511 31.4 22.3 - 40.4
Hispanic 527 19,193 42.0 36.8 - 47.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 151 9,291 67.3 56.7 - 77.8
20-24 years old 420 19,420 51.2 45.0 - 57.3
25-34 years old 1,129 28,297 28.2 24.9 - 31.5
35 years old or more 477 9,775 23.9 19.0 - 28.9
Education
Less than high school 370 16,564 49.4 42.7 - 56.1
High school graduate 570 17,372 34.2 29.2 - 39.3
More than high school 1,220 32,171 30.0 26.8 - 33.3
Marital Status
Married 1,340 29,357 24.0 21.1 - 26.8
Not Married 837 37,425 53.2 48.7 - 57.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,183 28,114 26.9 23.7 - 30.1
On Medicaid 994 38,668 43.7 39.7 - 47.8

*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.