Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 982 36,266 33.0 29.3 - 36.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 680 22,932 29.2 24.9 - 33.6
Non-Hispanic Black 89 4,868 49.9 36.3 - 63.4
Non-Hispanic Other 67 1,159 25.8 10.3 - 41.3
Hispanic 146 7,307 42.9 32.8 - 52.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 60 4,276 59.0 41.8 - 76.2
20-24 years old 174 10,063 47.2 37.7 - 56.8
25-34 years old 571 17,822 28.1 23.4 - 32.7
35 years old or more 177 4,106 23.1 15.4 - 30.9
Education
Less than high school 131 7,823 46.3 34.8 - 57.8
High school graduate 206 10,698 45.1 36.6 - 53.6
More than high school 643 17,725 25.8 21.5 - 30.0
Marital Status
Married 619 13,284 20.3 16.4 - 24.3
Not Married 363 22,982 51.8 45.2 - 58.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 596 15,224 23.3 19.1 - 27.6
On Medicaid 386 21,042 47.2 40.7 - 53.7

*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.