Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 966 62,260 82.9 79.9 - 85.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 262 18,646 84.1 78.7 - 89.5
Non-Hispanic Black 253 12,532 76.3 69.5 - 83.2
Non-Hispanic Other 109 6,717 79.4 68.9 - 89.8
Hispanic 342 24,366 86.8 82.4 - 91.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 66 4,030 81.1 69.0 - 93.1
20-24 years old 194 13,789 83.7 77.4 - 90.0
25-34 years old 488 30,751 80.8 76.3 - 85.2
35 years old or more 218 13,690 87.7 82.1 - 93.4
Education
Less than high school 179 11,851 79.5 72.1 - 86.8
High school graduate 316 20,204 80.4 74.7 - 86.1
More than high school 468 30,022 86.0 82.2 - 89.9
Marital Status
Married 529 36,013 84.2 80.2 - 88.1
Not Married 437 26,246 81.2 76.5 - 85.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 417 25,876 83.9 79.4 - 88.4
On Medicaid 549 36,384 82.2 78.1 - 86.2

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.