Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,327 84,386 79.2 76.6 - 81.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 365 29,131 87.1 83.2 - 91.0
Non-Hispanic Black 281 14,266 73.6 66.8 - 80.4
Non-Hispanic Other 232 12,629 70.0 62.7 - 77.3
Hispanic 449 28,360 79.6 75.1 - 84.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 58 1,268 35.6 19.2 - 52.0
20-24 years old 227 13,996 74.2 67.3 - 81.1
25-34 years old 708 48,542 82.3 78.9 - 85.7
35 years old or more 334 20,580 82.0 76.9 - 87.1
Education
Less than high school 263 13,309 68.0 60.8 - 75.1
High school graduate 305 18,914 78.7 73.1 - 84.4
More than high school 758 52,163 82.9 79.7 - 86.2
Marital Status
Married 776 52,310 82.2 79.0 - 85.5
Not Married 551 32,076 74.8 70.3 - 79.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 680 46,865 84.9 81.6 - 88.1
On Medicaid 646 37,399 73.1 68.9 - 77.3

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

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.