Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,100 43,220 37.4 33.6 - 41.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 760 26,834 34.2 29.9 - 38.6
Non-Hispanic Black 107 7,297 62.8 49.2 - 76.4
Non-Hispanic Other 72 2,506 38.0 23.6 - 52.4
Hispanic 161 6,583 34.9 25.7 - 44.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 7,157 62.8 47.9 - 77.8
20-24 years old 195 12,226 56.8 47.9 - 65.8
25-34 years old 604 18,712 30.6 25.8 - 35.4
35 years old or more 225 5,125 23.9 16.4 - 31.5
Education
Less than high school 169 9,796 46.7 36.7 - 56.7
High school graduate 231 13,308 51.0 42.6 - 59.5
More than high school 692 20,027 29.5 25.1 - 34.0
Marital Status
Married 710 15,547 22.7 18.7 - 26.6
Not Married 390 27,674 59.0 52.6 - 65.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 703 19,001 27.1 22.8 - 31.5
On Medicaid 397 24,220 53.3 46.8 - 59.7

*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.