Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 718 41,133 73.0 68.9 - 77.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 183 12,307 78.4 71.1 - 85.6
Non-Hispanic Black 199 9,735 68.3 59.6 - 77.0
Non-Hispanic Other 77 4,281 74.6 62.5 - 86.7
Hispanic 259 14,810 71.7 65.0 - 78.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 51 2,347 56.4 39.2 - 73.7
20-24 years old 143 8,068 68.8 59.6 - 78.0
25-34 years old 377 22,945 77.5 72.3 - 82.8
35 years old or more 147 7,773 71.4 62.0 - 80.8
Education
Less than high school 155 8,902 66.6 57.5 - 75.6
High school graduate 216 11,745 67.8 60.0 - 75.6
More than high school 347 20,486 79.8 74.5 - 85.1
Marital Status
Married 372 23,283 79.4 74.3 - 84.5
Not Married 346 17,850 66.0 59.7 - 72.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 311 17,272 75.2 68.9 - 81.4
On Medicaid 407 23,861 71.5 66.1 - 76.8

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.