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 1,425 72,478 64.1 61.0 - 67.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 381 25,389 72.4 66.9 - 77.8
Non-Hispanic Black 391 16,195 61.2 54.8 - 67.7
Non-Hispanic Other 170 7,371 57.0 47.3 - 66.7
Hispanic 483 23,523 61.1 55.8 - 66.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 94 2,741 36.0 23.2 - 48.9
20-24 years old 289 15,794 64.7 57.8 - 71.6
25-34 years old 728 38,624 65.4 61.1 - 69.6
35 years old or more 314 15,318 70.0 63.7 - 76.3
Education
Less than high school 258 13,386 57.9 50.3 - 65.6
High school graduate 440 21,772 62.4 56.8 - 68.1
More than high school 723 37,302 68.1 64.0 - 72.3
Marital Status
Married 793 44,423 70.6 66.7 - 74.5
Not Married 632 28,054 56.0 51.1 - 60.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 650 32,310 65.3 60.7 - 69.8
On Medicaid 774 40,167 63.4 59.1 - 67.6

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.