Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,338 94,375 88.1 86.0 - 90.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 366 30,701 91.1 87.8 - 94.4
Non-Hispanic Black 286 17,434 89.1 84.2 - 93.9
Non-Hispanic Other 234 15,495 84.7 79.0 - 90.5
Hispanic 452 30,745 86.5 82.6 - 90.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 60 1,876 52.2 34.5 - 69.9
20-24 years old 228 16,143 85.1 79.4 - 90.7
25-34 years old 714 53,951 90.7 88.1 - 93.2
35 years old or more 336 22,405 89.5 85.4 - 93.5
Education
Less than high school 267 15,919 81.1 75.1 - 87.0
High school graduate 306 21,409 89.2 84.8 - 93.5
More than high school 764 57,047 89.9 87.4 - 92.5
Marital Status
Married 781 57,017 89.0 86.4 - 91.7
Not Married 557 37,358 86.8 83.3 - 90.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 688 50,816 91.3 88.7 - 93.9
On Medicaid 649 43,437 84.7 81.2 - 88.1

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.