Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,388 39,402 35.7 32.6 - 38.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 385 5,552 17.0 12.5 - 21.5
Non-Hispanic Black 325 11,571 50.2 42.9 - 57.6
Non-Hispanic Other 243 6,489 33.7 26.4 - 41.1
Hispanic 435 15,790 44.6 38.8 - 50.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 61 3,629 60.3 43.5 - 77.0
20-24 years old 233 9,675 47.0 39.3 - 54.6
25-34 years old 760 20,689 34.1 29.9 - 38.2
35 years old or more 334 5,408 23.6 17.7 - 29.4
Education
Less than high school 270 10,739 46.7 39.3 - 54.1
High school graduate 294 9,390 39.3 32.4 - 46.3
More than high school 822 19,274 30.5 26.5 - 34.4
Marital Status
Married 811 16,044 25.2 21.5 - 28.9
Not Married 577 23,358 50.1 45.0 - 55.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 646 14,254 28.5 24.1 - 32.9
On Medicaid 742 25,148 41.7 37.3 - 46.1

*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.