Experienced financial stress* in 12 months before delivery

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,404 42,121 37.9 34.8 - 40.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 384 12,264 34.8 29.3 - 40.3
Non-Hispanic Black 302 10,069 49.9 42.4 - 57.5
Non-Hispanic Other 246 6,518 34.0 26.7 - 41.2
Hispanic 472 13,270 36.2 30.9 - 41.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 60 792 22.0 7.4 - 36.7
20-24 years old 241 7,384 37.2 29.7 - 44.6
25-34 years old 751 25,137 40.7 36.5 - 44.9
35 years old or more 352 8,807 33.9 27.7 - 40.0
Education
Less than high school 287 8,769 42.5 35.2 - 49.8
High school graduate 320 8,559 33.8 27.4 - 40.2
More than high school 794 24,763 37.9 33.9 - 42.0
Marital Status
Married 819 24,294 36.5 32.5 - 40.4
Not Married 585 17,827 39.9 34.9 - 44.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 716 19,640 34.0 29.9 - 38.2
On Medicaid 687 22,481 42.1 37.5 - 46.7

*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.

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.