Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,442 76,116 70.3 67.4 - 73.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 418 28,071 79.9 75.5 - 84.3
Non-Hispanic Black 303 14,291 68.8 61.9 - 75.7
Non-Hispanic Other 257 12,694 62.5 55.3 - 69.8
Hispanic 464 21,059 65.7 60.4 - 71.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 67 2,908 65.8 51.6 - 79.9
20-24 years old 259 14,363 66.1 59.2 - 73.0
25-34 years old 738 38,644 68.6 64.5 - 72.6
35 years old or more 378 20,201 78.5 73.3 - 83.7
Education
Less than high school 296 13,211 59.2 52.1 - 66.2
High school graduate 306 16,468 70.2 63.9 - 76.5
More than high school 839 46,206 74.3 70.7 - 77.9
Marital Status
Married 833 48,315 76.0 72.5 - 79.5
Not Married 609 27,801 62.2 57.3 - 67.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 729 40,843 74.8 70.9 - 78.6
On Medicaid 713 35,272 65.8 61.5 - 70.1

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.