Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,414 100,882 86.2 83.9 - 88.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 379 31,985 89.3 85.5 - 93.0
Non-Hispanic Black 377 22,448 81.3 75.7 - 86.8
Non-Hispanic Other 172 12,333 80.9 72.9 - 88.9
Hispanic 486 34,116 89.1 85.5 - 92.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 91 6,444 78.6 66.8 - 90.4
20-24 years old 300 22,460 82.3 76.7 - 88.0
25-34 years old 709 52,744 87.5 84.5 - 90.5
35 years old or more 314 19,234 90.5 86.3 - 94.6
Education
Less than high school 274 18,883 78.6 72.0 - 85.3
High school graduate 415 32,317 86.7 82.6 - 90.9
More than high school 722 49,105 89.0 86.2 - 91.9
Marital Status
Married 765 58,197 91.9 89.6 - 94.2
Not Married 649 42,685 79.5 75.3 - 83.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 698 49,781 87.9 84.9 - 91.0
On Medicaid 716 51,101 84.6 81.1 - 88.2

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

Note: NYC data are not available prior to 2004

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.