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 1,382 85,694 74.8 71.8 - 77.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 372 28,895 81.5 76.8 - 86.3
Non-Hispanic Black 373 18,435 66.7 60.0 - 73.5
Non-Hispanic Other 168 10,469 70.7 61.5 - 79.9
Hispanic 469 27,895 76.0 71.2 - 80.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 88 4,615 58.2 44.8 - 71.5
20-24 years old 295 18,842 69.9 63.1 - 76.7
25-34 years old 691 45,534 77.5 73.6 - 81.4
35 years old or more 308 16,703 79.6 73.7 - 85.5
Education
Less than high school 264 14,911 65.2 57.5 - 72.8
High school graduate 408 26,683 72.2 66.6 - 77.9
More than high school 707 43,524 80.3 76.7 - 83.9
Marital Status
Married 751 52,615 84.2 81.1 - 87.4
Not Married 631 33,079 63.5 58.5 - 68.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 618 39,422 79.6 75.6 - 83.5
On Medicaid 764 46,272 71.1 66.9 - 75.4

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.