Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,094 43,814 37.7 33.9 - 41.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 801 27,852 33.2 29.0 - 37.4
Non-Hispanic Black 107 6,845 71.0 58.2 - 83.8
Non-Hispanic Other 52 2,064 45.1 26.9 - 63.4
Hispanic 134 7,053 38.9 28.6 - 49.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 77 6,866 78.4 64.9 - 91.9
20-24 years old 203 12,470 49.8 41.0 - 58.6
25-34 years old 583 19,326 32.6 27.7 - 37.5
35 years old or more 231 5,151 22.2 15.6 - 28.9
Education
Less than high school 162 10,636 46.3 36.2 - 56.4
High school graduate 239 11,888 45.9 37.7 - 54.0
More than high school 682 20,343 30.8 26.3 - 35.2
Marital Status
Married 720 18,571 24.7 20.7 - 28.7
Not Married 374 25,243 61.5 54.8 - 68.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 711 19,766 27.5 23.3 - 31.7
On Medicaid 383 24,048 54.3 47.7 - 61.0

*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.