Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,364 88,180 79.7 77.0 - 82.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 355 24,848 84.0 79.6 - 88.5
Non-Hispanic Black 323 18,970 78.0 71.9 - 84.1
Non-Hispanic Other 229 12,981 72.1 64.9 - 79.2
Hispanic 457 31,381 81.0 76.5 - 85.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 79 5,897 67.7 53.4 - 82.0
20-24 years old 221 14,577 77.9 71.3 - 84.4
25-34 years old 744 48,209 80.0 76.5 - 83.5
35 years old or more 320 19,497 85.0 80.3 - 89.6
Education
Less than high school 320 18,249 71.9 65.5 - 78.3
High school graduate 291 20,405 80.4 74.8 - 86.1
More than high school 750 49,382 82.7 79.3 - 86.0
Marital Status
Married 764 51,826 84.2 81.2 - 87.3
Not Married 600 36,354 74.0 69.5 - 78.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 639 40,897 83.2 79.6 - 86.7
On Medicaid 725 47,282 76.9 73.1 - 80.8

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.