Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,433 75,808 66.0 62.9 - 69.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 363 22,824 75.9 70.8 - 81.1
Non-Hispanic Black 346 16,781 65.6 58.8 - 72.4
Non-Hispanic Other 242 11,260 59.6 52.0 - 67.2
Hispanic 482 24,943 61.8 56.3 - 67.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 85 3,748 42.6 27.8 - 57.4
20-24 years old 234 12,412 63.0 55.6 - 70.4
25-34 years old 780 42,446 67.7 63.7 - 71.7
35 years old or more 334 17,202 72.6 66.7 - 78.5
Education
Less than high school 351 14,794 54.3 47.6 - 61.1
High school graduate 309 17,747 66.4 59.9 - 72.8
More than high school 770 43,125 70.9 66.9 - 74.9
Marital Status
Married 786 45,744 72.6 68.9 - 76.3
Not Married 647 30,064 57.9 53.0 - 62.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 663 35,493 70.2 65.8 - 74.5
On Medicaid 769 40,315 62.8 58.5 - 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.