Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 946 60,626 68.2 64.5 - 71.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 252 18,963 78.6 72.7 - 84.6
Non-Hispanic Black 224 9,853 55.4 46.7 - 64.1
Non-Hispanic Other 161 9,952 63.6 54.3 - 72.8
Hispanic 309 21,857 69.8 63.6 - 75.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 45 2,415 50.4 32.9 - 67.8
20-24 years old 188 11,991 64.4 55.9 - 72.8
25-34 years old 494 32,586 70.7 65.7 - 75.7
35 years old or more 219 13,633 70.3 62.8 - 77.9
Education
Less than high school 207 12,638 60.4 52.2 - 68.6
High school graduate 222 15,610 71.1 63.8 - 78.4
More than high school 514 32,168 70.4 65.5 - 75.3
Marital Status
Married 519 35,628 73.7 69.0 - 78.3
Not Married 427 24,998 61.7 56.0 - 67.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 426 26,544 70.1 64.7 - 75.5
On Medicaid 520 34,082 66.8 61.8 - 71.8

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.