Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,417 76,831 35.2 32.8 - 37.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,087 29,682 27.9 24.5 - 31.3
Non-Hispanic Black 420 16,162 51.4 44.6 - 58.1
Non-Hispanic Other 339 10,568 36.1 29.5 - 42.6
Hispanic 571 20,418 40.2 35.1 - 45.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 120 8,963 63.9 52.8 - 75.1
20-24 years old 417 21,551 51.7 45.7 - 57.7
25-34 years old 1,335 35,684 30.2 27.1 - 33.3
35 years old or more 545 10,632 24.1 19.4 - 28.7
Education
Less than high school 425 21,269 50.8 44.5 - 57.0
High school graduate 494 16,886 37.2 31.7 - 42.6
More than high school 1,491 38,182 29.4 26.4 - 32.3
Marital Status
Married 1,461 30,475 23.3 20.6 - 26.1
Not Married 956 46,355 53.0 48.9 - 57.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,271 29,568 26.1 23.0 - 29.2
On Medicaid 1,146 47,262 45.1 41.3 - 48.8

*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.