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 1,424 74,542 65.7 62.7 - 68.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 393 25,090 74.8 69.7 - 79.9
Non-Hispanic Black 336 13,214 56.6 49.4 - 63.9
Non-Hispanic Other 253 13,434 66.4 59.3 - 73.5
Hispanic 442 22,804 62.9 57.3 - 68.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 61 2,726 45.3 28.4 - 62.2
20-24 years old 237 12,774 61.1 53.7 - 68.5
25-34 years old 775 41,957 67.6 63.6 - 71.7
35 years old or more 351 17,084 70.0 63.9 - 76.0
Education
Less than high school 278 13,141 55.3 48.0 - 62.5
High school graduate 304 14,855 60.4 53.6 - 67.3
More than high school 840 46,546 71.8 68.0 - 75.5
Marital Status
Married 835 49,432 75.1 71.5 - 78.7
Not Married 589 25,110 52.8 47.8 - 57.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 686 36,528 69.3 64.9 - 73.6
On Medicaid 738 38,014 62.7 58.4 - 67.0

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.