Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,424 84,836 74.8 72.0 - 77.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 393 27,556 82.2 77.7 - 86.6
Non-Hispanic Black 336 15,436 66.2 59.2 - 73.1
Non-Hispanic Other 253 14,783 73.1 66.4 - 79.7
Hispanic 442 27,061 74.6 69.6 - 79.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 61 3,656 60.7 44.0 - 77.4
20-24 years old 237 14,730 70.5 63.5 - 77.4
25-34 years old 775 47,665 76.8 73.2 - 80.5
35 years old or more 351 18,785 76.9 71.3 - 82.5
Education
Less than high school 278 15,059 63.3 56.3 - 70.3
High school graduate 304 17,117 69.6 63.2 - 76.1
More than high school 840 52,660 81.2 77.9 - 84.4
Marital Status
Married 835 55,198 83.8 80.8 - 86.8
Not Married 589 29,638 62.4 57.4 - 67.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 686 41,469 78.7 74.8 - 82.5
On Medicaid 738 43,367 71.5 67.5 - 75.5

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.