Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,343 102,225 89.8 87.8 - 91.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 351 27,809 91.5 88.1 - 94.9
Non-Hispanic Black 307 20,437 88.1 83.4 - 92.9
Non-Hispanic Other 219 15,525 82.0 75.4 - 88.5
Hispanic 466 38,454 93.1 90.3 - 95.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 73 6,400 90.0 81.7 - 98.3
20-24 years old 253 21,455 89.2 84.6 - 93.9
25-34 years old 707 53,460 89.1 86.2 - 91.9
35 years old or more 310 20,910 92.3 88.6 - 96.0
Education
Less than high school 261 21,495 85.2 80.0 - 90.4
High school graduate 327 26,103 88.3 84.0 - 92.5
More than high school 753 54,611 92.8 90.5 - 95.1
Marital Status
Married 731 57,331 91.8 89.4 - 94.2
Not Married 612 44,894 87.3 84.0 - 90.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 631 48,318 92.5 90.0 - 95.0
On Medicaid 711 53,891 87.5 84.4 - 90.6

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.