Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,504 65,007 34.0 31.2 - 36.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,031 23,731 24.9 21.4 - 28.5
Non-Hispanic Black 474 16,748 60.9 53.0 - 68.7
Non-Hispanic Other 309 6,303 26.7 19.8 - 33.6
Hispanic 690 18,226 40.4 35.0 - 45.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 477 7,713 72.7 61.2 - 84.1
20-24 years old 366 16,134 46.4 39.7 - 53.2
25-34 years old 1,153 30,619 29.4 25.8 - 33.0
35 years old or more 508 10,541 25.1 19.5 - 30.7
Education
Less than high school 579 15,322 43.2 36.3 - 50.0
High school graduate 527 15,556 40.3 33.9 - 46.6
More than high school 1,389 33,880 29.1 25.8 - 32.4
Marital Status
Married 1,330 24,782 21.5 18.6 - 24.4
Not Married 1,174 40,225 52.8 48.1 - 57.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,282 26,450 25.0 21.7 - 28.3
On Medicaid 1,222 38,557 45.1 40.7 - 49.4

*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.