Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,453 95,468 87.9 85.8 - 90.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 424 32,950 93.1 90.3 - 95.9
Non-Hispanic Black 303 18,119 88.2 83.5 - 93.0
Non-Hispanic Other 257 15,868 78.3 72.0 - 84.6
Hispanic 469 28,530 88.0 84.3 - 91.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 70 4,045 88.2 78.6 - 97.9
20-24 years old 262 18,637 85.7 80.6 - 90.9
25-34 years old 741 49,435 87.4 84.5 - 90.4
35 years old or more 380 23,351 90.7 87.0 - 94.4
Education
Less than high school 301 17,342 76.9 70.9 - 83.0
High school graduate 306 19,213 82.8 77.4 - 88.1
More than high school 845 58,682 93.7 91.7 - 95.7
Marital Status
Married 841 56,941 89.1 86.5 - 91.7
Not Married 612 38,527 86.2 82.8 - 89.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 734 50,425 91.5 89.0 - 94.0
On Medicaid 719 45,043 84.2 80.8 - 87.5

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

Note: The question on co-sleeping changed in 2012, therefore co-sleeping will only be presented from 2012 forward.

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.