Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,430 72,757 64.2 61.1 - 67.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 383 25,535 72.5 67.0 - 77.9
Non-Hispanic Black 392 16,205 61.3 54.8 - 67.7
Non-Hispanic Other 170 7,371 57.0 47.3 - 66.7
Hispanic 485 23,646 61.2 56.0 - 66.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 94 2,741 36.0 23.2 - 48.9
20-24 years old 290 15,906 64.8 58.0 - 71.7
25-34 years old 732 38,792 65.5 61.2 - 69.7
35 years old or more 314 15,318 70.0 63.7 - 76.3
Education
Less than high school 258 13,386 57.9 50.3 - 65.6
High school graduate 442 22,023 62.7 57.1 - 68.4
More than high school 726 37,331 68.1 64.0 - 72.3
Marital Status
Married 798 44,703 70.7 66.8 - 74.6
Not Married 632 28,054 56.0 51.1 - 60.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 709 35,805 65.8 61.5 - 70.2
On Medicaid 720 36,951 62.9 58.4 - 67.3

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.