Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,389 86,164 74.9 71.9 - 77.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 376 29,124 81.6 76.9 - 86.4
Non-Hispanic Black 373 18,435 66.7 60.0 - 73.5
Non-Hispanic Other 169 10,488 70.8 61.5 - 80.0
Hispanic 471 28,117 76.1 71.3 - 80.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 88 4,615 58.2 44.8 - 71.5
20-24 years old 296 18,966 70.0 63.3 - 76.8
25-34 years old 696 45,861 77.6 73.8 - 81.5
35 years old or more 309 16,722 79.6 73.7 - 85.5
Education
Less than high school 267 15,325 65.8 58.2 - 73.3
High school graduate 408 26,683 72.2 66.6 - 77.9
More than high school 711 43,580 80.3 76.7 - 83.9
Marital Status
Married 755 52,757 84.3 81.1 - 87.4
Not Married 634 33,408 63.7 58.7 - 68.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 687 43,233 77.1 73.1 - 81.1
On Medicaid 702 42,932 72.8 68.4 - 77.1

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.