Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,340 89,505 39.6 37.0 - 42.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,027 33,929 31.5 27.9 - 35.2
Non-Hispanic Black 412 19,962 58.8 52.4 - 65.3
Non-Hispanic Other 289 8,896 35.5 28.5 - 42.5
Hispanic 612 26,718 45.0 40.0 - 50.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 152 12,771 76.4 67.5 - 85.3
20-24 years old 411 28,226 62.9 57.0 - 68.8
25-34 years old 1,275 37,290 30.1 26.9 - 33.3
35 years old or more 502 11,219 27.8 22.5 - 33.2
Education
Less than high school 433 22,329 49.1 43.0 - 55.2
High school graduate 523 24,753 46.0 40.5 - 51.5
More than high school 1,374 42,133 33.4 30.2 - 36.6
Marital Status
Married 1,367 34,588 26.0 23.0 - 28.9
Not Married 973 54,916 59.1 55.1 - 63.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,247 37,350 30.9 27.6 - 34.3
On Medicaid 1,090 52,143 49.5 45.7 - 53.4

*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.