Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,496 42,044 35.9 32.9 - 39.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 392 6,467 18.1 13.3 - 22.9
Non-Hispanic Black 413 12,722 46.9 40.4 - 53.5
Non-Hispanic Other 178 4,512 32.8 23.7 - 41.9
Hispanic 513 18,345 45.3 40.1 - 50.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 97 5,084 63.8 51.0 - 76.5
20-24 years old 306 11,550 45.5 38.6 - 52.5
25-34 years old 760 20,078 32.7 28.6 - 36.8
35 years old or more 333 5,332 23.9 18.0 - 29.8
Education
Less than high school 285 12,197 48.5 41.1 - 55.9
High school graduate 451 14,610 41.3 35.5 - 47.0
More than high school 754 15,188 27.1 23.2 - 30.9
Marital Status
Married 830 15,153 23.4 19.8 - 27.0
Not Married 666 26,892 51.5 46.7 - 56.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 676 12,523 25.0 20.9 - 29.1
On Medicaid 819 29,521 44.1 39.9 - 48.4

*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.