Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 987 43,511 38.9 34.9 - 42.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 678 28,338 36.5 31.9 - 41.2
Non-Hispanic Black 99 6,717 63.3 50.1 - 76.6
Non-Hispanic Other 65 1,809 33.1 17.0 - 49.1
Hispanic 145 6,647 36.4 26.3 - 46.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 78 7,258 75.8 63.0 - 88.5
20-24 years old 157 13,669 64.5 55.1 - 73.9
25-34 years old 560 18,285 28.9 24.1 - 33.7
35 years old or more 192 4,299 24.0 15.5 - 32.4
Education
Less than high school 159 9,250 48.4 38.0 - 58.8
High school graduate 192 12,645 52.3 43.0 - 61.6
More than high school 629 21,325 31.3 26.7 - 35.9
Marital Status
Married 629 16,873 23.9 19.7 - 28.1
Not Married 358 26,638 64.5 57.8 - 71.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 620 22,252 32.2 27.5 - 36.9
On Medicaid 367 21,259 49.7 42.9 - 56.5

*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.