Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,442 85,694 79.2 76.6 - 81.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 418 31,015 88.3 84.8 - 91.8
Non-Hispanic Black 303 15,520 74.7 68.2 - 81.2
Non-Hispanic Other 257 13,778 67.9 60.9 - 74.9
Hispanic 464 25,381 79.2 74.6 - 83.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 67 3,300 74.6 61.4 - 87.9
20-24 years old 259 16,482 75.9 69.6 - 82.2
25-34 years old 738 44,085 78.2 74.6 - 81.8
35 years old or more 378 21,828 84.8 80.2 - 89.4
Education
Less than high school 296 14,735 66.0 59.2 - 72.8
High school graduate 306 18,087 77.1 71.3 - 82.9
More than high school 839 52,642 84.6 81.7 - 87.6
Marital Status
Married 833 52,878 83.2 80.1 - 86.3
Not Married 609 32,816 73.4 69.0 - 77.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 729 45,580 83.4 80.1 - 86.7
On Medicaid 713 40,115 74.8 70.9 - 78.8

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.