Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 731 48,618 84.9 81.7 - 88.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 186 13,583 84.8 78.4 - 91.1
Non-Hispanic Black 206 12,379 84.6 77.9 - 91.2
Non-Hispanic Other 75 4,607 82.8 72.2 - 93.5
Hispanic 264 18,049 85.9 80.8 - 91.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 52 3,691 85.4 73.2 - 97.6
20-24 years old 148 10,073 83.7 76.5 - 91.0
25-34 years old 385 26,393 87.8 83.8 - 91.9
35 years old or more 146 8,460 78.1 69.3 - 86.8
Education
Less than high school 159 10,999 81.4 74.0 - 88.8
High school graduate 220 13,982 79.4 72.8 - 86.1
More than high school 352 23,637 90.5 86.6 - 94.4
Marital Status
Married 376 26,214 88.5 84.5 - 92.4
Not Married 355 22,404 81.1 75.9 - 86.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 316 19,824 85.3 80.1 - 90.5
On Medicaid 415 28,793 84.7 80.5 - 88.9

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

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.