Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 960 53,252 71.2 67.6 - 74.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 259 16,783 76.1 69.7 - 82.5
Non-Hispanic Black 251 10,177 62.4 54.7 - 70.2
Non-Hispanic Other 110 5,599 65.3 53.3 - 77.4
Hispanic 340 20,694 74.4 68.7 - 80.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 66 2,482 49.9 34.2 - 65.7
20-24 years old 194 11,774 71.4 63.7 - 79.1
25-34 years old 488 26,540 70.1 65.0 - 75.2
35 years old or more 212 12,457 80.7 74.0 - 87.5
Education
Less than high school 177 9,879 67.3 58.6 - 76.0
High school graduate 315 17,085 68.1 61.5 - 74.7
More than high school 465 26,122 75.1 70.3 - 80.0
Marital Status
Married 526 31,810 74.6 69.9 - 79.2
Not Married 434 21,442 66.8 61.2 - 72.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 414 22,297 72.6 67.2 - 78.1
On Medicaid 546 30,956 70.3 65.5 - 75.1

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.