Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,353 74,542 68.6 65.6 - 71.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 384 25,090 75.9 70.8 - 80.9
Non-Hispanic Black 309 13,214 61.6 54.2 - 69.1
Non-Hispanic Other 235 13,434 70.5 63.4 - 77.6
Hispanic 425 22,804 65.1 59.5 - 70.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 57 2,726 47.3 29.9 - 64.7
20-24 years old 221 12,774 64.6 57.1 - 72.1
25-34 years old 743 41,957 70.2 66.2 - 74.2
35 years old or more 332 17,084 73.4 67.4 - 79.4
Education
Less than high school 253 13,141 58.8 51.4 - 66.2
High school graduate 289 14,855 64.1 57.2 - 71.0
More than high school 809 46,546 74.0 70.2 - 77.7
Marital Status
Married 807 49,432 77.0 73.5 - 80.6
Not Married 546 25,110 56.5 51.3 - 61.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 633 35,863 72.7 68.4 - 77.1
On Medicaid 720 38,679 65.2 60.9 - 69.5

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.