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 1,384 86,736 74.3 71.4 - 77.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 354 24,708 81.2 76.4 - 86.1
Non-Hispanic Black 322 16,539 68.6 61.9 - 75.3
Non-Hispanic Other 227 13,610 68.5 61.0 - 76.1
Hispanic 481 31,878 75.3 70.5 - 80.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 75 4,496 61.7 48.5 - 74.9
20-24 years old 264 17,017 69.1 62.4 - 75.9
25-34 years old 725 46,257 74.9 71.0 - 78.8
35 years old or more 320 18,965 82.1 76.8 - 87.5
Education
Less than high school 281 17,255 63.6 56.7 - 70.5
High school graduate 343 22,691 73.6 68.0 - 79.3
More than high school 757 46,790 79.9 76.3 - 83.5
Marital Status
Married 752 51,343 80.4 76.9 - 83.9
Not Married 632 35,393 67.0 62.3 - 71.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 694 45,351 78.9 75.1 - 82.7
On Medicaid 690 41,385 69.8 65.5 - 74.1

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.