Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,361 88,005 79.7 77.0 - 82.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 354 24,831 84.0 79.6 - 88.5
Non-Hispanic Black 322 18,957 78.0 71.8 - 84.1
Non-Hispanic Other 229 12,981 72.1 64.9 - 79.2
Hispanic 456 31,236 80.9 76.4 - 85.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 79 5,897 67.7 53.4 - 82.0
20-24 years old 221 14,577 77.9 71.3 - 84.4
25-34 years old 742 48,047 80.0 76.5 - 83.4
35 years old or more 319 19,483 85.0 80.3 - 89.6
Education
Less than high school 319 18,104 71.7 65.3 - 78.1
High school graduate 290 20,392 80.4 74.8 - 86.1
More than high school 749 49,366 82.7 79.3 - 86.0
Marital Status
Married 762 51,796 84.2 81.2 - 87.3
Not Married 599 36,209 73.9 69.4 - 78.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 591 37,827 83.1 79.4 - 86.8
On Medicaid 769 50,033 77.2 73.5 - 80.9

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.