Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,444 96,216 84.1 81.7 - 86.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 385 30,464 85.8 81.6 - 90.0
Non-Hispanic Black 398 21,395 80.5 75.2 - 85.9
Non-Hispanic Other 171 10,436 79.5 71.4 - 87.7
Hispanic 490 33,921 86.5 82.9 - 90.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 94 5,949 80.0 69.2 - 90.8
20-24 years old 295 21,634 86.8 82.0 - 91.6
25-34 years old 740 50,111 83.5 80.1 - 86.8
35 years old or more 315 18,521 84.1 79.2 - 89.1
Education
Less than high school 267 18,744 79.1 72.8 - 85.4
High school graduate 441 28,577 81.4 76.8 - 85.9
More than high school 731 48,769 88.3 85.5 - 91.1
Marital Status
Married 805 55,671 87.2 84.3 - 90.1
Not Married 639 40,545 80.2 76.3 - 84.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 657 42,338 85.0 81.5 - 88.4
On Medicaid 787 53,877 83.4 80.2 - 86.7

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.