Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,153 42,909 43.0 39.4 - 46.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 306 14,526 53.3 46.5 - 60.0
Non-Hispanic Black 252 7,913 39.6 31.7 - 47.5
Non-Hispanic Other 179 5,076 34.2 25.6 - 42.9
Hispanic 416 15,394 40.7 34.9 - 46.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 64 3,050 47.7 33.1 - 62.2
20-24 years old 218 7,903 37.2 29.6 - 44.9
25-34 years old 603 22,134 42.8 37.9 - 47.7
35 years old or more 268 9,822 47.9 40.2 - 55.6
Education
Less than high school 212 8,233 38.4 30.4 - 46.5
High school graduate 267 10,303 41.1 34.0 - 48.2
More than high school 673 24,372 45.6 40.9 - 50.4
Marital Status
Married 638 24,690 44.2 39.5 - 48.9
Not Married 515 18,219 41.4 36.0 - 46.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 605 23,306 45.6 40.7 - 50.5
On Medicaid 548 19,603 40.2 35.1 - 45.3

This report excludes respondents who never breastfed their baby and respondents whose baby was not born in the hospital

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.