WIC services during pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,012 54,028 57.9 54.1 - 61.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 256 5,933 24.7 18.1 - 31.3
Non-Hispanic Black 252 13,837 72.0 64.8 - 79.3
Non-Hispanic Other 172 8,174 49.2 39.9 - 58.6
Hispanic 332 26,084 77.9 72.6 - 83.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 48 4,834 95.9 90.0 - 100
20-24 years old 208 15,300 76.3 69.2 - 83.4
25-34 years old 526 25,233 52.3 46.9 - 57.6
35 years old or more 230 8,661 43.6 35.3 - 51.8
Education
Less than high school 222 20,087 89.7 85.2 - 94.3
High school graduate 249 17,787 74.0 67.1 - 80.8
More than high school 538 15,819 34.0 29.0 - 39.1
Marital Status
Married 544 21,388 42.8 37.6 - 48.1
Not Married 468 32,640 75.3 70.4 - 80.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 441 7,976 20.9 16.1 - 25.8
On Medicaid 571 46,052 83.5 79.7 - 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.