Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,106 34,004 29.6 26.2 - 33.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 763 19,833 24.6 20.9 - 28.3
Non-Hispanic Black 109 5,827 57.3 43.3 - 71.4
Non-Hispanic Other 76 2,149 29.2 16.0 - 42.4
Hispanic 158 6,195 37.2 27.7 - 46.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 51 2,964 54.3 36.3 - 72.4
20-24 years old 206 9,453 45.6 36.5 - 54.7
25-34 years old 618 17,439 26.6 22.2 - 30.9
35 years old or more 231 4,148 18.1 12.0 - 24.3
Education
Less than high school 140 7,370 46.8 35.9 - 57.7
High school graduate 234 9,166 36.9 28.9 - 45.0
More than high school 724 17,468 23.7 19.9 - 27.5
Marital Status
Married 729 13,765 18.0 14.5 - 21.4
Not Married 377 20,239 53.1 46.4 - 59.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 693 14,480 19.9 16.3 - 23.5
On Medicaid 413 19,524 46.5 40.1 - 52.9

*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.