Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,485 85,694 70.4 67.4 - 73.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 391 28,895 78.8 74.0 - 83.7
Non-Hispanic Black 411 18,435 61.2 54.6 - 67.8
Non-Hispanic Other 181 10,469 65.4 56.2 - 74.6
Hispanic 502 27,895 71.6 66.7 - 76.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 95 4,615 54.7 41.8 - 67.6
20-24 years old 318 18,842 65.3 58.6 - 72.1
25-34 years old 743 45,534 73.3 69.3 - 77.3
35 years old or more 329 16,703 74.8 68.6 - 81.0
Education
Less than high school 286 14,911 59.5 52.1 - 67.0
High school graduate 447 26,683 68.5 62.9 - 74.2
More than high school 748 43,524 76.1 72.4 - 79.9
Marital Status
Married 793 52,615 80.5 77.1 - 83.9
Not Married 692 33,079 58.7 53.8 - 63.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 725 43,189 73.7 69.7 - 77.8
On Medicaid 759 42,505 67.4 63.0 - 71.8

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.