Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,520 83,928 70.6 67.7 - 73.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 395 27,332 75.8 70.6 - 81.0
Non-Hispanic Black 426 18,511 66.9 60.9 - 73.0
Non-Hispanic Other 182 8,823 62.1 52.9 - 71.4
Hispanic 517 29,262 71.6 66.9 - 76.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 99 4,319 52.5 39.7 - 65.4
20-24 years old 312 17,830 68.8 62.3 - 75.4
25-34 years old 766 44,607 72.2 68.3 - 76.1
35 years old or more 343 17,173 75.0 69.3 - 80.7
Education
Less than high school 291 15,349 60.2 53.0 - 67.5
High school graduate 462 24,931 68.7 63.4 - 74.1
More than high school 761 43,615 77.0 73.3 - 80.6
Marital Status
Married 839 50,299 76.5 72.9 - 80.1
Not Married 681 33,629 63.4 58.7 - 68.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 747 41,251 73.8 69.8 - 77.7
On Medicaid 771 42,677 68.0 63.8 - 72.2

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.