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 1,361 75,808 68.6 65.5 - 71.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 354 22,824 77.2 72.1 - 82.3
Non-Hispanic Black 322 16,781 69.0 62.2 - 75.9
Non-Hispanic Other 229 11,260 62.5 54.8 - 70.2
Hispanic 456 24,943 64.6 59.1 - 70.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 79 3,748 43.0 28.0 - 58.0
20-24 years old 221 12,412 66.3 58.9 - 73.7
25-34 years old 742 42,446 70.6 66.7 - 74.6
35 years old or more 319 17,202 75.0 69.2 - 80.9
Education
Less than high school 319 14,794 58.6 51.6 - 65.6
High school graduate 290 17,747 70.0 63.5 - 76.5
More than high school 749 43,125 72.2 68.2 - 76.2
Marital Status
Married 762 45,744 74.4 70.7 - 78.1
Not Married 599 30,064 61.4 56.3 - 66.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 591 33,067 72.6 68.2 - 77.1
On Medicaid 769 42,597 65.7 61.5 - 70.0

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.