Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,455 42,900 36.0 32.8 - 39.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 390 6,079 16.7 12.0 - 21.3
Non-Hispanic Black 401 16,152 54.9 48.1 - 61.8
Non-Hispanic Other 173 4,325 28.8 19.8 - 37.7
Hispanic 491 16,343 42.9 37.4 - 48.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 92 5,947 72.8 61.5 - 84.0
20-24 years old 314 12,512 43.6 36.6 - 50.6
25-34 years old 729 19,247 31.5 27.2 - 35.8
35 years old or more 320 5,194 24.5 18.3 - 30.7
Education
Less than high school 277 12,301 50.3 42.7 - 58.0
High school graduate 437 14,062 36.9 30.9 - 42.9
More than high school 737 16,522 29.5 25.4 - 33.7
Marital Status
Married 778 14,467 22.6 18.9 - 26.3
Not Married 677 28,433 51.6 46.7 - 56.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 643 12,392 24.4 20.2 - 28.5
On Medicaid 811 30,397 44.6 40.1 - 49.1

*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.