Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,355 85,101 78.2 75.4 - 80.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 384 27,556 83.3 79.0 - 87.7
Non-Hispanic Black 309 15,436 72.0 65.1 - 78.9
Non-Hispanic Other 235 14,783 77.5 71.1 - 84.0
Hispanic 427 27,326 77.4 72.5 - 82.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 57 3,656 63.5 46.5 - 80.4
20-24 years old 222 14,877 74.7 67.9 - 81.5
25-34 years old 744 47,784 79.7 76.2 - 83.2
35 years old or more 332 18,785 80.7 75.3 - 86.1
Education
Less than high school 253 15,059 67.4 60.3 - 74.5
High school graduate 290 17,236 74.0 67.7 - 80.3
More than high school 810 52,807 83.7 80.6 - 86.8
Marital Status
Married 808 55,317 86.0 83.1 - 88.9
Not Married 547 29,785 66.8 61.9 - 71.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 656 41,469 81.5 77.7 - 85.2
On Medicaid 699 43,632 75.3 71.3 - 79.2

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.