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 1,384 76,376 65.4 62.3 - 68.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 354 22,739 74.8 69.3 - 80.2
Non-Hispanic Black 322 14,332 59.4 52.4 - 66.5
Non-Hispanic Other 227 11,987 60.4 52.5 - 68.2
Hispanic 481 27,319 64.5 59.3 - 69.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 75 3,587 49.3 35.7 - 62.8
20-24 years old 264 14,344 58.3 51.1 - 65.5
25-34 years old 725 40,648 65.8 61.5 - 70.1
35 years old or more 320 17,798 77.1 71.3 - 82.9
Education
Less than high school 281 15,747 58.0 50.9 - 65.1
High school graduate 343 19,420 63.0 56.8 - 69.2
More than high school 757 41,210 70.4 66.3 - 74.5
Marital Status
Married 752 46,448 72.7 68.8 - 76.6
Not Married 632 29,928 56.6 51.7 - 61.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 694 40,327 70.2 66.0 - 74.4
On Medicaid 690 36,049 60.8 56.3 - 65.4

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.