Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,198 25,318 26.4 23.4 - 29.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 347 4,574 14.3 9.9 - 18.6
Non-Hispanic Black 235 5,940 38.0 29.7 - 46.3
Non-Hispanic Other 209 4,225 25.6 18.4 - 32.8
Hispanic 407 10,579 33.3 27.7 - 38.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 52 1,398 45.2 26.4 - 63.9
20-24 years old 193 5,592 35.0 27.0 - 43.1
25-34 years old 647 13,963 25.8 21.7 - 29.9
35 years old or more 306 4,366 19.2 13.7 - 24.7
Education
Less than high school 240 5,085 29.2 22.1 - 36.4
High school graduate 255 6,303 31.0 24.0 - 38.1
More than high school 701 13,916 23.9 20.1 - 27.7
Marital Status
Married 728 10,868 18.2 14.9 - 21.5
Not Married 470 14,450 40.0 34.4 - 45.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 642 9,667 18.7 15.1 - 22.2
On Medicaid 555 15,528 35.3 30.4 - 40.2

*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.