Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,520 72,478 61.0 57.9 - 64.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 395 25,389 70.4 64.9 - 75.9
Non-Hispanic Black 426 16,195 58.6 52.2 - 64.9
Non-Hispanic Other 182 7,371 51.9 42.5 - 61.3
Hispanic 517 23,523 57.5 52.4 - 62.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 99 2,741 33.3 21.2 - 45.5
20-24 years old 312 15,794 61.0 54.1 - 67.8
25-34 years old 766 38,624 62.5 58.3 - 66.7
35 years old or more 343 15,318 66.9 60.7 - 73.2
Education
Less than high school 291 13,386 52.5 45.2 - 59.9
High school graduate 462 21,772 60.0 54.4 - 65.7
More than high school 761 37,302 65.8 61.7 - 70.0
Marital Status
Married 839 44,423 67.6 63.7 - 71.5
Not Married 681 28,054 52.9 48.1 - 57.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 747 35,638 63.7 59.4 - 68.1
On Medicaid 771 36,839 58.7 54.3 - 63.1

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.