Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,380 99,247 88.8 86.7 - 90.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 357 26,754 90.1 86.5 - 93.7
Non-Hispanic Black 328 21,736 88.2 83.6 - 92.7
Non-Hispanic Other 231 14,919 82.3 76.2 - 88.3
Hispanic 464 35,839 91.2 87.8 - 94.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 79 7,335 84.2 72.9 - 95.5
20-24 years old 223 17,067 90.5 85.9 - 95.2
25-34 years old 753 53,042 87.2 84.3 - 90.1
35 years old or more 325 21,803 93.3 90.2 - 96.4
Education
Less than high school 327 21,765 83.3 78.0 - 88.5
High school graduate 296 22,864 89.0 84.6 - 93.3
More than high school 754 54,475 91.1 88.6 - 93.6
Marital Status
Married 771 56,230 90.8 88.3 - 93.2
Not Married 609 43,017 86.3 82.8 - 89.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 596 41,957 91.8 89.1 - 94.5
On Medicaid 783 57,145 86.7 83.7 - 89.7

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.