Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,356 74,821 68.7 65.7 - 71.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 384 25,090 75.9 70.8 - 80.9
Non-Hispanic Black 309 13,214 61.6 54.2 - 69.1
Non-Hispanic Other 235 13,434 70.5 63.4 - 77.6
Hispanic 428 23,084 65.4 59.9 - 70.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 57 2,726 47.3 29.9 - 64.7
20-24 years old 223 12,935 64.9 57.5 - 72.4
25-34 years old 744 42,076 70.2 66.2 - 74.2
35 years old or more 332 17,084 73.4 67.4 - 79.4
Education
Less than high school 253 13,141 58.8 51.4 - 66.2
High school graduate 290 14,973 64.3 57.4 - 71.2
More than high school 811 46,707 74.0 70.3 - 77.7
Marital Status
Married 808 49,550 77.1 73.5 - 80.6
Not Married 548 25,271 56.7 51.5 - 61.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 656 36,528 71.8 67.4 - 76.1
On Medicaid 700 38,294 66.0 61.7 - 70.4

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.