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 1,024 45,220 57.7 53.9 - 61.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 274 15,024 65.0 58.0 - 71.9
Non-Hispanic Black 276 8,851 50.9 43.2 - 58.7
Non-Hispanic Other 118 4,623 51.5 39.5 - 63.5
Hispanic 356 16,722 57.9 51.6 - 64.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 70 1,765 34.3 19.7 - 49.0
20-24 years old 212 9,642 55.3 47.0 - 63.7
25-34 years old 511 23,206 59.1 53.7 - 64.4
35 years old or more 231 10,606 64.2 56.3 - 72.0
Education
Less than high school 197 8,024 50.9 42.0 - 59.7
High school graduate 336 15,151 57.8 51.0 - 64.7
More than high school 487 21,878 60.5 55.1 - 65.8
Marital Status
Married 558 27,504 61.9 56.9 - 66.9
Not Married 466 17,717 52.2 46.4 - 58.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 467 19,541 56.4 50.7 - 62.0
On Medicaid 556 25,679 58.9 53.7 - 64.1

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.