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 946 67,669 76.1 72.7 - 79.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 252 20,201 83.8 78.4 - 89.1
Non-Hispanic Black 224 11,812 66.4 58.1 - 74.7
Non-Hispanic Other 161 11,315 72.3 63.6 - 81.0
Hispanic 309 24,341 77.7 72.0 - 83.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 45 3,015 62.9 45.9 - 79.8
20-24 years old 188 13,851 74.4 66.6 - 82.1
25-34 years old 494 35,512 77.0 72.4 - 81.7
35 years old or more 219 15,291 78.9 72.0 - 85.7
Education
Less than high school 207 13,995 66.9 59.0 - 74.8
High school graduate 222 17,147 78.1 71.4 - 84.8
More than high school 514 36,318 79.5 75.1 - 83.9
Marital Status
Married 519 38,853 80.3 76.0 - 84.6
Not Married 427 28,817 71.1 65.7 - 76.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 426 30,096 79.5 74.7 - 84.3
On Medicaid 520 37,573 73.6 68.9 - 78.3

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.