Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,332 87,909 77.7 74.9 - 80.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 349 25,294 83.6 79.0 - 88.2
Non-Hispanic Black 304 16,539 71.9 65.2 - 78.6
Non-Hispanic Other 213 13,744 74.4 67.0 - 81.8
Hispanic 466 32,332 78.2 73.6 - 82.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 73 4,642 65.3 52.2 - 78.4
20-24 years old 249 17,017 72.1 65.3 - 78.8
25-34 years old 703 46,635 78.2 74.4 - 82.0
35 years old or more 307 19,614 86.2 81.4 - 91.0
Education
Less than high school 259 17,587 70.1 63.3 - 76.9
High school graduate 323 22,691 77.2 71.7 - 82.8
More than high school 748 47,631 81.5 78.0 - 85.0
Marital Status
Married 725 52,370 84.6 81.4 - 87.8
Not Married 607 35,539 69.4 64.8 - 74.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 679 46,134 81.4 77.8 - 85.0
On Medicaid 653 41,774 74.0 69.8 - 78.2

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.