Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,382 77,165 67.3 64.2 - 70.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 372 27,178 76.7 71.5 - 81.8
Non-Hispanic Black 373 16,265 58.9 51.9 - 65.8
Non-Hispanic Other 168 9,424 63.7 54.1 - 73.2
Hispanic 469 24,298 66.2 60.8 - 71.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 88 3,900 49.2 35.9 - 62.4
20-24 years old 295 16,493 61.2 54.1 - 68.3
25-34 years old 691 41,543 70.7 66.5 - 75.0
35 years old or more 308 15,229 72.6 66.2 - 79.0
Education
Less than high school 264 13,491 59.0 51.2 - 66.8
High school graduate 408 24,041 65.1 59.1 - 71.1
More than high school 707 39,057 72.1 68.0 - 76.1
Marital Status
Married 751 48,669 77.9 74.3 - 81.5
Not Married 631 28,496 54.7 49.6 - 59.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 618 35,969 72.6 68.3 - 76.9
On Medicaid 764 41,196 63.3 58.9 - 67.8

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.