Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,430 84,207 74.3 71.5 - 77.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 383 27,478 78.0 72.8 - 83.1
Non-Hispanic Black 392 18,522 70.0 63.9 - 76.1
Non-Hispanic Other 170 8,823 68.2 59.0 - 77.4
Hispanic 485 29,384 76.0 71.5 - 80.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 94 4,319 56.8 43.6 - 70.0
20-24 years old 290 17,942 73.1 66.7 - 79.6
25-34 years old 732 44,774 75.6 71.7 - 79.5
35 years old or more 314 17,173 78.5 72.8 - 84.1
Education
Less than high school 258 15,349 66.4 59.0 - 73.9
High school graduate 442 25,181 71.7 66.4 - 77.0
More than high school 726 43,644 79.7 76.1 - 83.2
Marital Status
Married 798 50,578 80.0 76.6 - 83.5
Not Married 632 33,629 67.2 62.5 - 71.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 709 41,419 76.2 72.2 - 80.1
On Medicaid 720 42,789 72.8 68.7 - 76.9

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.