Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 962 45,458 60.6 56.8 - 64.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 259 15,024 68.2 61.2 - 75.1
Non-Hispanic Black 251 8,851 54.3 46.3 - 62.3
Non-Hispanic Other 110 4,623 53.9 41.7 - 66.2
Hispanic 342 16,960 60.4 54.1 - 66.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 66 1,765 35.5 20.4 - 50.6
20-24 years old 194 9,642 58.5 50.0 - 67.0
25-34 years old 490 23,444 61.5 56.2 - 66.9
35 years old or more 212 10,606 68.8 60.8 - 76.7
Education
Less than high school 179 8,262 55.4 46.3 - 64.5
High school graduate 315 15,151 60.4 53.4 - 67.3
More than high school 465 21,878 62.9 57.6 - 68.3
Marital Status
Married 526 27,504 64.5 59.4 - 69.6
Not Married 436 17,954 55.5 49.6 - 61.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 444 19,541 59.1 53.4 - 64.9
On Medicaid 517 25,917 62.0 56.8 - 67.2

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.