Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,278 30,616 32.0 28.8 - 35.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 381 5,542 17.5 12.9 - 22.0
Non-Hispanic Black 265 9,933 54.8 46.7 - 62.8
Non-Hispanic Other 226 3,950 22.5 15.8 - 29.2
Hispanic 406 11,190 39.5 33.6 - 45.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 55 2,851 72.9 58.1 - 87.7
20-24 years old 229 8,280 44.6 36.7 - 52.5
25-34 years old 676 14,573 28.5 24.3 - 32.6
35 years old or more 318 4,912 22.3 16.3 - 28.3
Education
Less than high school 253 6,896 36.4 29.1 - 43.7
High school graduate 268 7,960 39.8 32.3 - 47.3
More than high school 756 15,529 27.5 23.5 - 31.4
Marital Status
Married 761 13,110 22.5 18.9 - 26.1
Not Married 517 17,505 46.7 41.2 - 52.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 661 12,444 25.0 20.9 - 29.2
On Medicaid 617 18,172 39.5 34.7 - 44.3

*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.