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 1,024 53,252 67.9 64.3 - 71.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 274 16,783 72.6 66.1 - 79.1
Non-Hispanic Black 276 10,177 58.6 51.0 - 66.2
Non-Hispanic Other 118 5,599 62.3 50.4 - 74.2
Hispanic 356 20,694 71.6 65.9 - 77.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 70 2,482 48.3 32.9 - 63.7
20-24 years old 212 11,774 67.6 59.8 - 75.3
25-34 years old 511 26,540 67.6 62.4 - 72.7
35 years old or more 231 12,457 75.4 68.3 - 82.4
Education
Less than high school 197 9,879 62.6 54.0 - 71.2
High school graduate 336 17,085 65.2 58.6 - 71.8
More than high school 487 26,122 72.2 67.3 - 77.1
Marital Status
Married 558 31,810 71.6 66.9 - 76.3
Not Married 466 21,442 63.2 57.6 - 68.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 467 24,037 69.3 64.1 - 74.6
On Medicaid 556 29,215 67.0 62.1 - 72.0

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.