Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,226 34,391 35.9 31.5 - 40.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 650 18,189 28.6 23.9 - 33.4
Non-Hispanic Black 209 6,815 72.7 56.4 - 88.9
Non-Hispanic Other 83 2,352 38.9 21.0 - 56.7
Hispanic 284 7,035 41.8 31.3 - 52.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 422 4,861 72.5 56.6 - 88.5
20-24 years old 137 7,854 48.5 37.2 - 59.8
25-34 years old 477 16,046 30.3 24.6 - 36.0
35 years old or more 190 5,630 28.2 18.6 - 37.9
Education
Less than high school 326 8,426 50.9 38.9 - 62.9
High school graduate 259 7,596 40.7 30.2 - 51.3
More than high school 633 18,351 30.7 25.4 - 35.9
Marital Status
Married 569 11,671 20.5 15.8 - 25.1
Not Married 657 22,720 58.6 51.3 - 65.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 621 14,006 24.9 19.9 - 29.9
On Medicaid 605 20,385 51.5 44.1 - 58.9

*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.