Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 960 45,220 60.5 56.6 - 64.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 259 15,024 68.2 61.2 - 75.1
Non-Hispanic Black 251 8,851 54.3 46.3 - 62.3
Non-Hispanic Other 110 4,623 53.9 41.7 - 66.2
Hispanic 340 16,722 60.1 53.8 - 66.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 66 1,765 35.5 20.4 - 50.6
20-24 years old 194 9,642 58.5 50.0 - 67.0
25-34 years old 488 23,206 61.3 55.9 - 66.7
35 years old or more 212 10,606 68.8 60.8 - 76.7
Education
Less than high school 177 8,024 54.7 45.5 - 63.8
High school graduate 315 15,151 60.4 53.4 - 67.3
More than high school 465 21,878 62.9 57.6 - 68.3
Marital Status
Married 526 27,504 64.5 59.4 - 69.6
Not Married 434 17,717 55.2 49.3 - 61.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 414 17,967 58.5 52.6 - 64.5
On Medicaid 546 27,253 61.9 56.8 - 67.0

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.