Checked for high blood pressure before pregnancy*

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,388 34,393 31.3 28.4 - 34.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 380 10,070 28.9 23.7 - 34.1
Non-Hispanic Black 302 6,679 33.1 26.1 - 40.1
Non-Hispanic Other 240 5,162 27.6 20.8 - 34.4
Hispanic 466 12,483 34.6 29.3 - 39.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 58 860 25.0 9.9 - 40.2
20-24 years old 240 5,148 26.1 19.4 - 32.8
25-34 years old 741 18,814 31.0 27.0 - 35.0
35 years old or more 349 9,572 37.0 30.8 - 43.3
Education
Less than high school 278 6,859 34.6 27.4 - 41.7
High school graduate 318 7,197 28.6 22.5 - 34.8
More than high school 789 20,308 31.4 27.5 - 35.2
Marital Status
Married 808 20,470 31.2 27.4 - 35.0
Not Married 580 13,924 31.5 26.8 - 36.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 709 19,355 33.9 29.8 - 38.1
On Medicaid 678 15,039 28.6 24.4 - 32.8

*Women were asked about the 12 months before pregnancy.

Note: This question was changed in 2012, therefore prevalence cannot be compared to 2011 or earlier.

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.