Experienced financial stress in 12 months before delivery

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,394 54,774 46.4 43.2 - 49.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 358 11,711 37.8 31.7 - 43.9
Non-Hispanic Black 323 13,298 55.1 47.9 - 62.3
Non-Hispanic Other 229 6,543 32.7 25.2 - 40.2
Hispanic 484 23,222 54.3 48.8 - 59.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 2,878 38.7 25.6 - 51.9
20-24 years old 264 12,703 51.6 44.3 - 58.9
25-34 years old 729 29,408 47.3 42.8 - 51.8
35 years old or more 325 9,785 41.2 34.2 - 48.2
Education
Less than high school 284 13,375 48.7 41.5 - 55.8
High school graduate 343 15,758 51.1 44.7 - 57.6
More than high school 764 25,438 42.8 38.4 - 47.3
Marital Status
Married 760 25,316 39.0 34.7 - 43.3
Not Married 634 29,458 55.6 50.7 - 60.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 700 23,391 40.2 35.6 - 44.7
On Medicaid 694 31,382 52.6 47.9 - 57.2

*Financial stress includes respondents who answered yes to I moved to a new address, my husband/partner
lost his job, I lost my job even though I wanted to go on working or I had a lot of bills I couldn't pay

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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.