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 1,425 83,928 74.3 71.4 - 77.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 381 27,332 77.9 72.7 - 83.1
Non-Hispanic Black 391 18,511 70.0 63.9 - 76.1
Non-Hispanic Other 170 8,823 68.2 59.0 - 77.4
Hispanic 483 29,262 76.0 71.4 - 80.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 94 4,319 56.8 43.6 - 70.0
20-24 years old 289 17,830 73.0 66.5 - 79.5
25-34 years old 728 44,607 75.5 71.6 - 79.4
35 years old or more 314 17,173 78.5 72.8 - 84.1
Education
Less than high school 258 15,349 66.4 59.0 - 73.9
High school graduate 440 24,931 71.5 66.2 - 76.8
More than high school 723 43,615 79.6 76.1 - 83.2
Marital Status
Married 793 50,299 79.9 76.5 - 83.4
Not Married 632 33,629 67.2 62.5 - 71.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 650 37,650 76.0 71.9 - 80.2
On Medicaid 774 46,278 73.0 69.1 - 77.0

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.