Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,029 37,429 34.7 31.0 - 38.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 702 24,130 32.7 28.3 - 37.1
Non-Hispanic Black 95 4,591 54.4 39.1 - 69.7
Non-Hispanic Other 96 4,080 40.5 27.7 - 53.3
Hispanic 136 4,628 30.0 19.9 - 40.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 59 5,334 66.7 51.7 - 81.6
20-24 years old 184 11,876 56.3 47.1 - 65.5
25-34 years old 575 14,995 26.1 21.4 - 30.8
35 years old or more 211 5,223 24.6 17.3 - 32.0
Education
Less than high school 155 10,530 55.7 45.3 - 66.2
High school graduate 200 7,497 34.8 26.2 - 43.3
More than high school 669 18,908 28.3 24.0 - 32.6
Marital Status
Married 650 14,432 21.6 17.5 - 25.6
Not Married 379 22,997 56.4 49.7 - 63.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 625 15,315 24.3 19.9 - 28.6
On Medicaid 404 22,114 49.6 43.2 - 56.0

*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.