WIC services during pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,000 44,782 58.1 54.3 - 62.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 263 5,803 25.7 19.0 - 32.3
Non-Hispanic Black 271 12,271 71.9 64.7 - 79.0
Non-Hispanic Other 115 4,360 49.3 37.2 - 61.4
Hispanic 351 22,349 78.5 73.4 - 83.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 67 4,203 86.9 76.8 - 96.9
20-24 years old 208 13,008 76.0 68.6 - 83.4
25-34 years old 501 19,931 51.1 45.6 - 56.6
35 years old or more 224 7,640 47.6 39.3 - 55.9
Education
Less than high school 192 12,158 79.8 72.6 - 86.9
High school graduate 329 19,597 75.5 69.3 - 81.7
More than high school 475 12,977 36.5 31.2 - 41.7
Marital Status
Married 541 17,399 39.9 34.8 - 45.1
Not Married 459 27,382 81.9 77.4 - 86.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 422 6,808 21.7 16.8 - 26.6
On Medicaid 578 37,974 83.3 79.4 - 87.2

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.