Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,017 32,981 35.1 31.4 - 38.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 264 4,688 18.8 13.0 - 24.6
Non-Hispanic Black 251 10,152 52.8 44.4 - 61.1
Non-Hispanic Other 174 5,175 30.6 22.0 - 39.3
Hispanic 328 12,967 39.5 33.1 - 45.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 49 2,862 54.3 37.5 - 71.0
20-24 years old 208 9,901 49.3 40.8 - 57.8
25-34 years old 532 14,986 30.6 25.7 - 35.5
35 years old or more 228 5,233 26.7 19.3 - 34.2
Education
Less than high school 223 9,243 40.8 32.9 - 48.8
High school graduate 243 8,913 38.1 30.5 - 45.7
More than high school 548 14,639 30.8 25.9 - 35.8
Marital Status
Married 551 13,129 26.0 21.4 - 30.6
Not Married 466 19,852 45.8 40.1 - 51.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 451 10,668 27.3 22.0 - 32.5
On Medicaid 566 22,313 40.7 35.7 - 45.8

*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.