Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 721 36,076 63.7 59.3 - 68.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 184 11,291 71.5 63.7 - 79.2
Non-Hispanic Black 201 8,705 60.3 51.3 - 69.3
Non-Hispanic Other 77 3,892 67.8 54.9 - 80.7
Hispanic 259 12,188 59.0 51.6 - 66.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 52 2,085 48.2 31.3 - 65.2
20-24 years old 144 6,770 57.2 47.4 - 67.1
25-34 years old 378 20,406 68.9 63.1 - 74.7
35 years old or more 147 6,816 62.6 52.6 - 72.5
Education
Less than high school 156 8,255 61.0 51.6 - 70.3
High school graduate 217 9,967 57.5 49.3 - 65.7
More than high school 348 17,854 69.3 63.2 - 75.3
Marital Status
Married 373 20,962 71.2 65.6 - 76.9
Not Married 348 15,114 55.5 48.9 - 62.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 350 16,525 63.6 57.2 - 70.0
On Medicaid 371 19,552 63.8 57.8 - 69.7

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

Note: NYS (excluding NYC) data are not available prior to 2009

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.