Live births resulting from an unintended* pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,023 29,630 31.5 27.3 - 35.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 569 17,764 28.9 23.9 - 33.8
Non-Hispanic Black 160 4,389 47.1 31.1 - 63.1
Non-Hispanic Other 81 819 12.0 2.7 - 21.3
Hispanic 213 6,658 40.5 29.7 - 51.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 293 3,188 66.6 50.7 - 82.6
20-24 years old 144 10,503 53.3 42.9 - 63.6
25-34 years old 422 13,283 26.5 21.0 - 31.9
35 years old or more 164 2,656 13.7 6.9 - 20.4
Education
Less than high school 260 5,998 43.3 31.4 - 55.3
High school graduate 239 7,684 33.4 24.5 - 42.4
More than high school 520 15,922 27.8 22.7 - 32.9
Marital Status
Married 488 11,920 20.9 16.4 - 25.4
Not Married 535 17,710 47.8 40.2 - 55.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 530 11,658 20.4 15.9 - 25.0
On Medicaid 493 17,972 48.5 41.0 - 55.9

*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.