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 1,433 88,005 76.6 73.8 - 79.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 363 24,831 82.6 78.1 - 87.1
Non-Hispanic Black 346 18,957 74.1 67.9 - 80.4
Non-Hispanic Other 242 12,981 68.7 61.5 - 75.9
Hispanic 482 31,236 77.3 72.7 - 82.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 85 5,897 67.0 52.8 - 81.2
20-24 years old 234 14,577 74.0 67.3 - 80.7
25-34 years old 780 48,047 76.6 73.0 - 80.2
35 years old or more 334 19,483 82.2 77.3 - 87.2
Education
Less than high school 351 18,104 66.5 60.1 - 72.9
High school graduate 309 20,392 76.3 70.5 - 82.1
More than high school 770 49,366 81.2 77.8 - 84.6
Marital Status
Married 786 51,796 82.2 79.0 - 85.4
Not Married 647 36,209 69.8 65.2 - 74.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 663 40,881 80.8 77.1 - 84.5
On Medicaid 769 47,124 73.4 69.5 - 77.3

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.