Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,368 97,899 89.1 87.1 - 91.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 386 30,550 91.6 88.4 - 94.8
Non-Hispanic Black 315 18,934 85.9 80.4 - 91.3
Non-Hispanic Other 237 16,263 85.2 79.7 - 90.7
Hispanic 430 32,152 91.0 87.7 - 94.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 57 4,741 82.3 68.6 - 95.9
20-24 years old 227 18,505 91.5 87.2 - 95.9
25-34 years old 750 53,588 88.7 86.0 - 91.5
35 years old or more 334 21,064 89.8 85.7 - 93.9
Education
Less than high school 253 18,251 82.2 76.4 - 88.0
High school graduate 295 20,477 86.0 81.0 - 90.9
More than high school 818 59,158 92.9 90.8 - 95.1
Marital Status
Married 810 60,004 93.1 91.0 - 95.2
Not Married 558 37,895 83.5 79.6 - 87.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 638 45,563 91.8 89.1 - 94.5
On Medicaid 730 52,336 86.9 83.9 - 89.9

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.