Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 972 78,913 86.5 83.8 - 89.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 255 21,845 89.6 85.2 - 94.0
Non-Hispanic Black 231 14,787 81.8 74.9 - 88.6
Non-Hispanic Other 164 12,495 77.9 69.8 - 85.9
Hispanic 322 29,786 91.1 87.3 - 94.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 45 3,909 81.5 67.4 - 95.7
20-24 years old 194 16,595 87.4 81.5 - 93.3
25-34 years old 511 41,499 87.0 83.4 - 90.7
35 years old or more 222 16,910 85.7 79.8 - 91.5
Education
Less than high school 212 16,863 78.3 71.4 - 85.3
High school graduate 230 19,839 86.7 81.3 - 92.2
More than high school 527 41,852 90.1 86.9 - 93.3
Marital Status
Married 528 42,519 86.7 83.0 - 90.3
Not Married 444 36,394 86.4 82.4 - 90.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 435 34,182 88.5 84.7 - 92.2
On Medicaid 537 44,731 85.1 81.3 - 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.