Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,323 86,736 77.5 74.7 - 80.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 345 24,708 83.3 78.6 - 87.9
Non-Hispanic Black 304 16,539 71.9 65.2 - 78.6
Non-Hispanic Other 211 13,610 74.2 66.7 - 81.6
Hispanic 463 31,878 78.0 73.3 - 82.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 72 4,496 64.5 51.3 - 77.8
20-24 years old 249 17,017 72.1 65.3 - 78.8
25-34 years old 699 46,257 78.1 74.2 - 81.9
35 years old or more 303 18,965 85.8 80.9 - 90.7
Education
Less than high school 257 17,255 69.7 62.8 - 76.6
High school graduate 323 22,691 77.2 71.7 - 82.8
More than high school 741 46,790 81.2 77.7 - 84.8
Marital Status
Married 717 51,343 84.3 81.1 - 87.6
Not Married 606 35,393 69.3 64.7 - 74.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 621 42,041 81.9 78.2 - 85.7
On Medicaid 701 44,678 73.7 69.6 - 77.8

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.