Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 957 61,455 68.5 64.8 - 72.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 255 19,225 78.9 73.0 - 84.8
Non-Hispanic Black 228 10,055 55.9 47.3 - 64.5
Non-Hispanic Other 162 9,969 63.6 54.4 - 72.8
Hispanic 312 22,205 70.1 64.0 - 76.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 45 2,415 50.4 32.9 - 67.8
20-24 years old 189 12,008 64.4 56.0 - 72.8
25-34 years old 502 33,269 71.1 66.2 - 76.0
35 years old or more 221 13,762 70.5 63.0 - 78.0
Education
Less than high school 208 12,787 60.7 52.5 - 68.9
High school graduate 224 15,814 71.3 64.1 - 78.6
More than high school 522 32,644 70.8 65.9 - 75.6
Marital Status
Married 524 35,919 73.8 69.1 - 78.5
Not Married 433 25,536 62.2 56.5 - 67.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 467 28,500 69.2 64.0 - 74.5
On Medicaid 489 32,955 67.9 62.8 - 73.0

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.