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 1,353 84,836 78.1 75.4 - 80.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 384 27,556 83.3 79.0 - 87.7
Non-Hispanic Black 309 15,436 72.0 65.1 - 78.9
Non-Hispanic Other 235 14,783 77.5 71.1 - 84.0
Hispanic 425 27,061 77.2 72.3 - 82.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 57 3,656 63.5 46.5 - 80.4
20-24 years old 221 14,730 74.5 67.7 - 81.4
25-34 years old 743 47,665 79.7 76.2 - 83.2
35 years old or more 332 18,785 80.7 75.3 - 86.1
Education
Less than high school 253 15,059 67.4 60.3 - 74.5
High school graduate 289 17,117 73.9 67.6 - 80.2
More than high school 809 52,660 83.7 80.5 - 86.8
Marital Status
Married 807 55,198 86.0 83.1 - 88.9
Not Married 546 29,638 66.7 61.7 - 71.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 633 40,222 81.6 77.8 - 85.4
On Medicaid 720 44,614 75.2 71.4 - 79.1

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.