Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,327 76,025 71.4 68.4 - 74.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 365 26,953 80.6 76.0 - 85.2
Non-Hispanic Black 281 13,141 67.8 60.6 - 75.0
Non-Hispanic Other 232 11,149 61.8 54.1 - 69.5
Hispanic 449 24,782 69.6 64.4 - 74.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 58 1,195 33.5 17.3 - 49.8
20-24 years old 227 12,240 64.9 57.4 - 72.4
25-34 years old 708 44,207 74.9 71.1 - 78.8
35 years old or more 334 18,383 73.2 67.4 - 79.0
Education
Less than high school 263 12,158 62.1 54.7 - 69.4
High school graduate 305 16,821 70.0 63.7 - 76.4
More than high school 758 47,046 74.8 71.1 - 78.5
Marital Status
Married 776 47,799 75.1 71.5 - 78.8
Not Married 551 28,226 65.8 60.9 - 70.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 680 42,314 76.6 72.8 - 80.4
On Medicaid 646 33,589 65.6 61.1 - 70.1

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

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.