Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,353 45,993 40.3 37.0 - 43.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 349 5,591 18.6 13.6 - 23.6
Non-Hispanic Black 313 13,246 56.8 49.5 - 64.0
Non-Hispanic Other 224 7,086 36.2 28.4 - 43.9
Hispanic 467 20,070 48.8 43.1 - 54.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 5,513 77.3 65.5 - 89.0
20-24 years old 254 14,556 61.5 54.2 - 68.7
25-34 years old 715 19,005 31.2 27.0 - 35.4
35 years old or more 310 6,919 30.9 24.0 - 37.8
Education
Less than high school 274 13,078 49.6 42.3 - 56.9
High school graduate 331 12,108 40.9 34.4 - 47.4
More than high school 745 20,807 35.9 31.5 - 40.3
Marital Status
Married 738 17,715 28.3 24.3 - 32.4
Not Married 615 28,278 54.8 49.8 - 59.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 627 15,098 29.3 24.8 - 33.7
On Medicaid 723 30,883 49.4 44.9 - 54.0

*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.