Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 718 35,800 63.5 59.1 - 67.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 183 11,193 71.3 63.5 - 79.0
Non-Hispanic Black 199 8,527 59.8 50.7 - 68.9
Non-Hispanic Other 77 3,892 67.8 54.9 - 80.7
Hispanic 259 12,188 59.0 51.6 - 66.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 51 1,921 46.2 29.1 - 63.3
20-24 years old 143 6,671 56.9 47.0 - 66.8
25-34 years old 377 20,392 68.9 63.1 - 74.7
35 years old or more 147 6,816 62.6 52.6 - 72.5
Education
Less than high school 155 8,091 60.5 51.1 - 69.9
High school graduate 216 9,953 57.5 49.2 - 65.7
More than high school 347 17,755 69.2 63.1 - 75.2
Marital Status
Married 372 20,864 71.1 65.5 - 76.8
Not Married 346 14,936 55.2 48.6 - 61.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 311 15,074 65.6 58.9 - 72.3
On Medicaid 407 20,726 62.1 56.3 - 67.8

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.