Experienced financial stress in 12 months before delivery

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,427 49,093 43.2 40.0 - 46.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 393 11,503 34.3 28.7 - 39.9
Non-Hispanic Black 336 12,582 53.9 46.7 - 61.2
Non-Hispanic Other 253 7,144 35.3 28.1 - 42.6
Hispanic 445 17,864 48.9 43.2 - 54.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 61 2,592 43.0 26.2 - 59.9
20-24 years old 239 9,940 47.2 39.6 - 54.8
25-34 years old 776 27,114 43.6 39.3 - 47.9
35 years old or more 351 9,447 38.7 32.2 - 45.2
Education
Less than high school 278 10,240 43.1 35.9 - 50.3
High school graduate 305 10,940 44.3 37.4 - 51.2
More than high school 842 27,766 42.7 38.5 - 46.9
Marital Status
Married 836 24,548 37.2 33.2 - 41.2
Not Married 591 24,545 51.5 46.4 - 56.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 686 19,691 37.4 32.8 - 41.9
On Medicaid 741 29,402 48.2 43.8 - 52.7

*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.