Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,384 76,594 34.4 32.0 - 36.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,036 27,838 25.8 22.4 - 29.2
Non-Hispanic Black 430 17,061 48.6 42.1 - 55.0
Non-Hispanic Other 304 6,664 29.0 22.4 - 35.7
Hispanic 614 25,030 44.4 39.4 - 49.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 144 10,424 65.0 54.0 - 76.0
20-24 years old 400 18,465 45.8 39.6 - 52.1
25-34 years old 1,336 38,471 30.8 27.7 - 33.9
35 years old or more 504 9,234 22.4 17.8 - 27.1
Education
Less than high school 473 18,791 42.9 36.8 - 48.9
High school graduate 507 21,261 42.8 37.4 - 48.2
More than high school 1,399 36,522 28.4 25.4 - 31.4
Marital Status
Married 1,384 26,486 20.9 18.2 - 23.6
Not Married 1,000 50,108 52.4 48.3 - 56.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,195 25,163 22.8 19.7 - 25.8
On Medicaid 1,184 51,404 46.1 42.5 - 49.8

*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.