Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,590 85,858 36.8 34.4 - 39.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,193 34,319 28.7 25.4 - 32.0
Non-Hispanic Black 520 19,566 53.2 47.1 - 59.4
Non-Hispanic Other 230 6,576 35.9 27.6 - 44.2
Hispanic 647 25,397 43.3 38.5 - 48.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 174 11,951 71.4 62.0 - 80.9
20-24 years old 509 24,020 47.6 42.0 - 53.3
25-34 years old 1,343 39,404 32.7 29.5 - 35.9
35 years old or more 564 10,483 23.1 18.6 - 27.5
Education
Less than high school 447 22,833 47.5 41.3 - 53.6
High school graduate 690 26,498 43.2 38.4 - 48.0
More than high school 1,436 35,531 29.1 26.1 - 32.1
Marital Status
Married 1,550 33,724 24.1 21.4 - 26.8
Not Married 1,040 52,134 55.9 51.9 - 59.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,387 32,289 26.4 23.4 - 29.4
On Medicaid 1,202 53,569 48.2 44.5 - 51.9

*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.