Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,123 66,985 32.1 29.6 - 34.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,027 24,521 23.2 20.1 - 26.4
Non-Hispanic Black 360 15,978 54.3 47.0 - 61.7
Non-Hispanic Other 250 7,324 30.2 23.0 - 37.4
Hispanic 486 19,162 38.7 33.4 - 44.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 100 5,826 54.3 42.0 - 66.6
20-24 years old 414 19,354 47.4 41.2 - 53.7
25-34 years old 1,150 32,425 28.3 25.0 - 31.6
35 years old or more 459 9,380 22.1 17.3 - 26.9
Education
Less than high school 363 16,613 43.3 36.8 - 49.8
High school graduate 477 18,078 37.5 31.9 - 43.0
More than high school 1,272 32,107 26.5 23.5 - 29.5
Marital Status
Married 1,280 26,894 21.2 18.4 - 23.9
Not Married 843 40,091 49.2 44.8 - 53.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,144 25,148 22.5 19.5 - 25.5
On Medicaid 979 41,837 43.2 39.2 - 47.2

*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.