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 767 41,133 69.3 65.2 - 73.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 188 12,307 76.4 69.0 - 83.7
Non-Hispanic Black 226 9,735 64.5 56.0 - 73.0
Non-Hispanic Other 80 4,281 71.1 58.6 - 83.5
Hispanic 273 14,810 66.9 60.1 - 73.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 53 2,347 55.9 38.8 - 72.9
20-24 years old 155 8,068 64.2 55.0 - 73.4
25-34 years old 405 22,945 73.3 67.9 - 78.7
35 years old or more 154 7,773 68.8 59.4 - 78.2
Education
Less than high school 169 8,902 61.6 52.7 - 70.6
High school graduate 230 11,745 64.8 57.1 - 72.6
More than high school 367 20,486 76.7 71.2 - 82.2
Marital Status
Married 390 23,283 75.9 70.7 - 81.1
Not Married 377 17,850 62.2 55.9 - 68.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 371 18,921 70.2 64.1 - 76.3
On Medicaid 396 22,212 68.5 62.9 - 74.1

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.