Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,221 54,948 28.9 26.3 - 31.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 916 22,339 23.9 20.3 - 27.5
Non-Hispanic Black 395 10,329 41.4 33.5 - 49.4
Non-Hispanic Other 290 5,044 21.6 15.8 - 27.5
Hispanic 620 17,236 35.7 30.5 - 40.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 345 4,586 58.2 45.7 - 70.7
20-24 years old 337 16,095 45.1 38.2 - 52.0
25-34 years old 1,069 27,246 26.1 22.7 - 29.5
35 years old or more 470 7,021 16.6 12.3 - 21.0
Education
Less than high school 500 11,082 35.5 28.8 - 42.2
High school graduate 494 13,986 32.3 26.5 - 38.1
More than high school 1,221 29,838 25.8 22.7 - 29.0
Marital Status
Married 1,216 22,787 19.5 16.7 - 22.3
Not Married 1,005 32,161 44.0 39.2 - 48.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,172 21,326 19.6 16.7 - 22.5
On Medicaid 1,048 33,500 41.3 37.0 - 45.6

*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.