Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 956 68,481 76.3 73.0 - 79.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 255 20,463 83.9 78.6 - 89.3
Non-Hispanic Black 227 11,997 66.7 58.5 - 75.0
Non-Hispanic Other 162 11,331 72.3 63.6 - 81.0
Hispanic 312 24,690 77.9 72.3 - 83.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 45 3,015 62.9 45.9 - 79.8
20-24 years old 189 13,868 74.4 66.6 - 82.1
25-34 years old 501 36,178 77.4 72.8 - 81.9
35 years old or more 221 15,420 79.0 72.2 - 85.8
Education
Less than high school 208 14,143 67.1 59.3 - 75.0
High school graduate 224 17,351 78.3 71.7 - 84.9
More than high school 521 36,777 79.7 75.4 - 84.1
Marital Status
Married 524 39,144 80.4 76.2 - 84.7
Not Married 432 29,338 71.5 66.2 - 76.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 466 32,501 79.0 74.3 - 83.6
On Medicaid 489 35,980 74.1 69.3 - 78.9

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.