Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,332 77,550 68.6 65.5 - 71.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 349 23,324 77.1 71.8 - 82.3
Non-Hispanic Black 304 14,332 62.3 55.1 - 69.4
Non-Hispanic Other 213 12,121 65.6 57.6 - 73.5
Hispanic 466 27,773 67.2 62.0 - 72.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 73 3,733 52.5 38.7 - 66.2
20-24 years old 249 14,344 60.7 53.4 - 68.1
25-34 years old 703 41,026 68.8 64.6 - 73.1
35 years old or more 307 18,447 81.1 75.7 - 86.5
Education
Less than high school 259 16,079 64.1 57.0 - 71.3
High school graduate 323 19,420 66.1 59.8 - 72.4
More than high school 748 42,051 72.0 67.9 - 76.0
Marital Status
Married 725 47,476 76.7 73.0 - 80.4
Not Married 607 30,074 58.7 53.8 - 63.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 679 41,111 72.5 68.4 - 76.7
On Medicaid 653 36,439 64.6 60.0 - 69.2

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.