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 1,022 60,626 63.8 60.1 - 67.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 263 18,963 76.0 69.9 - 82.1
Non-Hispanic Black 249 9,853 51.5 43.1 - 59.9
Non-Hispanic Other 176 9,952 57.7 48.6 - 66.9
Hispanic 334 21,857 64.9 58.7 - 71.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 50 2,415 44.5 28.1 - 60.9
20-24 years old 210 11,991 58.9 50.6 - 67.2
25-34 years old 529 32,586 66.8 61.9 - 71.8
35 years old or more 233 13,633 66.7 59.0 - 74.3
Education
Less than high school 226 12,638 55.0 47.0 - 63.0
High school graduate 248 15,610 65.1 57.7 - 72.4
More than high school 545 32,168 67.5 62.6 - 72.4
Marital Status
Married 553 35,628 69.6 64.8 - 74.4
Not Married 469 24,998 57.1 51.5 - 62.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 489 28,053 66.1 60.9 - 71.4
On Medicaid 532 32,573 62.0 56.9 - 67.1

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.