Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,389 77,635 67.5 64.3 - 70.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 376 27,407 76.8 71.7 - 82.0
Non-Hispanic Black 373 16,265 58.9 51.9 - 65.8
Non-Hispanic Other 169 9,443 63.7 54.2 - 73.3
Hispanic 471 24,520 66.4 61.1 - 71.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 88 3,900 49.2 35.9 - 62.4
20-24 years old 296 16,617 61.4 54.3 - 68.5
25-34 years old 696 41,869 70.9 66.7 - 75.1
35 years old or more 309 15,248 72.6 66.2 - 79.0
Education
Less than high school 267 13,905 59.7 52.0 - 67.4
High school graduate 408 24,041 65.1 59.1 - 71.1
More than high school 711 39,113 72.1 68.0 - 76.1
Marital Status
Married 755 48,810 78.0 74.4 - 81.6
Not Married 634 28,825 54.9 49.9 - 60.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 687 39,264 70.0 65.7 - 74.3
On Medicaid 702 38,371 65.0 60.4 - 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.