Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,555 86,120 36.7 34.2 - 39.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,150 32,913 28.6 25.3 - 32.0
Non-Hispanic Black 508 23,449 57.2 50.9 - 63.4
Non-Hispanic Other 245 6,831 31.6 23.9 - 39.2
Hispanic 652 22,926 40.2 35.4 - 45.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 168 13,104 67.0 57.0 - 77.0
20-24 years old 509 24,738 49.3 43.7 - 54.8
25-34 years old 1,333 37,959 31.1 27.9 - 34.3
35 years old or more 545 10,319 24.2 19.4 - 29.1
Education
Less than high school 446 22,097 48.6 42.5 - 54.8
High school graduate 668 27,370 42.6 37.6 - 47.6
More than high school 1,429 36,549 29.5 26.4 - 32.6
Marital Status
Married 1,488 30,014 22.6 19.9 - 25.4
Not Married 1,067 56,107 55.0 51.0 - 59.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,346 31,392 26.0 22.9 - 29.1
On Medicaid 1,208 54,617 48.1 44.3 - 51.8

*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.