Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,402 40,328 35.8 32.6 - 39.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 356 4,906 16.6 12.1 - 21.1
Non-Hispanic Black 341 12,193 48.1 40.8 - 55.3
Non-Hispanic Other 237 5,506 29.8 22.5 - 37.1
Hispanic 468 17,723 45.0 39.4 - 50.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 84 6,149 70.0 56.1 - 83.9
20-24 years old 226 8,402 44.2 36.4 - 52.0
25-34 years old 765 20,650 33.5 29.4 - 37.6
35 years old or more 327 5,128 21.9 16.2 - 27.6
Education
Less than high school 342 10,968 40.8 34.0 - 47.5
High school graduate 301 10,563 40.7 33.8 - 47.6
More than high school 756 18,797 31.5 27.3 - 35.7
Marital Status
Married 765 13,202 21.5 17.9 - 25.1
Not Married 637 27,126 52.9 47.9 - 57.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 599 9,939 21.9 17.6 - 26.2
On Medicaid 798 30,363 45.4 41.1 - 49.7

*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.