Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,364 75,983 68.7 65.6 - 71.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 355 22,841 77.3 72.2 - 82.4
Non-Hispanic Black 323 16,795 69.0 62.2 - 75.9
Non-Hispanic Other 229 11,260 62.5 54.8 - 70.2
Hispanic 457 25,088 64.8 59.3 - 70.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 79 3,748 43.0 28.0 - 58.0
20-24 years old 221 12,412 66.3 58.9 - 73.7
25-34 years old 744 42,608 70.7 66.8 - 74.7
35 years old or more 320 17,216 75.0 69.2 - 80.9
Education
Less than high school 320 14,939 58.8 51.9 - 65.8
High school graduate 291 17,760 70.0 63.5 - 76.5
More than high school 750 43,142 72.2 68.2 - 76.2
Marital Status
Married 764 45,774 74.4 70.7 - 78.1
Not Married 600 30,209 61.5 56.4 - 66.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 639 35,510 72.2 67.9 - 76.5
On Medicaid 725 40,474 65.9 61.5 - 70.2

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.