Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,323 76,376 68.2 65.1 - 71.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 345 22,739 76.6 71.3 - 82.0
Non-Hispanic Black 304 14,332 62.3 55.1 - 69.4
Non-Hispanic Other 211 11,987 65.3 57.3 - 73.3
Hispanic 463 27,319 66.8 61.5 - 72.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 72 3,587 51.5 37.6 - 65.4
20-24 years old 249 14,344 60.7 53.4 - 68.1
25-34 years old 699 40,648 68.6 64.4 - 72.9
35 years old or more 303 17,798 80.5 75.0 - 86.1
Education
Less than high school 257 15,747 63.6 56.4 - 70.8
High school graduate 323 19,420 66.1 59.8 - 72.4
More than high school 741 41,210 71.6 67.5 - 75.6
Marital Status
Married 717 46,448 76.3 72.5 - 80.1
Not Married 606 29,928 58.6 53.7 - 63.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 621 37,599 73.3 69.0 - 77.5
On Medicaid 701 38,778 64.0 59.6 - 68.4

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.