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 1,485 77,165 63.4 60.2 - 66.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 391 27,178 74.2 69.0 - 79.4
Non-Hispanic Black 411 16,265 54.0 47.2 - 60.7
Non-Hispanic Other 181 9,424 58.9 49.5 - 68.3
Hispanic 502 24,298 62.3 57.1 - 67.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 95 3,900 46.2 33.5 - 59.0
20-24 years old 318 16,493 57.2 50.2 - 64.2
25-34 years old 743 41,543 66.8 62.6 - 71.1
35 years old or more 329 15,229 68.2 61.7 - 74.8
Education
Less than high school 286 13,491 53.9 46.3 - 61.4
High school graduate 447 24,041 61.7 55.8 - 67.6
More than high school 748 39,057 68.3 64.2 - 72.4
Marital Status
Married 793 48,669 74.5 70.7 - 78.2
Not Married 692 28,496 50.5 45.6 - 55.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 725 39,220 67.0 62.7 - 71.2
On Medicaid 759 37,945 60.2 55.6 - 64.7

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.