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 767 35,800 60.3 56.0 - 64.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 188 11,193 69.5 61.7 - 77.2
Non-Hispanic Black 226 8,527 56.5 47.6 - 65.3
Non-Hispanic Other 80 3,892 64.6 51.6 - 77.6
Hispanic 273 12,188 55.1 47.8 - 62.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 53 1,921 45.7 28.8 - 62.6
20-24 years old 155 6,671 53.1 43.5 - 62.7
25-34 years old 405 20,392 65.1 59.3 - 70.9
35 years old or more 154 6,816 60.3 50.5 - 70.2
Education
Less than high school 169 8,091 56.0 46.8 - 65.2
High school graduate 230 9,953 55.0 46.9 - 63.0
More than high school 367 17,755 66.5 60.4 - 72.6
Marital Status
Married 390 20,864 68.0 62.3 - 73.7
Not Married 377 14,936 52.0 45.6 - 58.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 371 16,426 60.9 54.6 - 67.3
On Medicaid 396 19,374 59.7 53.8 - 65.6

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

Note: NYC data are not available prior to 2004

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.