Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,022 67,669 71.2 67.7 - 74.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 263 20,201 81.0 75.3 - 86.6
Non-Hispanic Black 249 11,812 61.7 53.5 - 69.9
Non-Hispanic Other 176 11,315 65.6 56.7 - 74.5
Hispanic 334 24,341 72.3 66.5 - 78.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 50 3,015 55.6 39.1 - 72.1
20-24 years old 210 13,851 68.0 60.1 - 75.9
25-34 years old 529 35,512 72.8 68.1 - 77.6
35 years old or more 233 15,291 74.8 67.7 - 81.9
Education
Less than high school 226 13,995 60.9 53.0 - 68.8
High school graduate 248 17,147 71.5 64.5 - 78.4
More than high school 545 36,318 76.2 71.7 - 80.7
Marital Status
Married 553 38,853 75.9 71.4 - 80.4
Not Married 469 28,817 65.8 60.4 - 71.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 489 32,071 75.6 70.8 - 80.4
On Medicaid 532 35,599 67.7 62.8 - 72.7

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.