Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 720 41,246 73.0 69.0 - 77.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 184 12,405 78.5 71.3 - 85.7
Non-Hispanic Black 200 9,749 68.3 59.6 - 77.0
Non-Hispanic Other 77 4,281 74.6 62.5 - 86.7
Hispanic 259 14,810 71.7 65.0 - 78.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 51 2,347 56.4 39.2 - 73.7
20-24 years old 144 8,167 69.1 59.9 - 78.2
25-34 years old 378 22,959 77.5 72.3 - 82.8
35 years old or more 147 7,773 71.4 62.0 - 80.8
Education
Less than high school 155 8,902 66.6 57.5 - 75.6
High school graduate 217 11,759 67.8 60.1 - 75.6
More than high school 348 20,585 79.9 74.6 - 85.2
Marital Status
Married 373 23,382 79.5 74.4 - 84.5
Not Married 347 17,864 66.0 59.7 - 72.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 350 19,020 73.2 67.2 - 79.2
On Medicaid 370 22,226 72.9 67.4 - 78.4

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.