Experienced financial stress in 12 months before delivery

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,532 47,615 41.7 38.7 - 44.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 433 12,803 35.5 30.3 - 40.7
Non-Hispanic Black 335 11,918 52.9 45.7 - 60.1
Non-Hispanic Other 273 8,014 37.3 30.3 - 44.3
Hispanic 491 14,880 43.8 38.3 - 49.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 72 1,600 33.9 20.1 - 47.6
20-24 years old 278 11,798 51.1 43.9 - 58.2
25-34 years old 783 24,533 41.3 37.1 - 45.5
35 years old or more 399 9,683 36.0 30.0 - 42.1
Education
Less than high school 325 9,663 40.0 33.3 - 46.7
High school graduate 328 11,166 45.5 38.6 - 52.3
More than high school 878 26,787 41.1 37.1 - 45.1
Marital Status
Married 872 24,428 36.6 32.8 - 40.5
Not Married 660 23,187 48.9 44.0 - 53.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 766 21,533 37.6 33.4 - 41.9
On Medicaid 766 26,082 45.9 41.4 - 50.3

*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.