Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,167 48,333 50.5 46.9 - 54.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 303 14,979 58.6 52.1 - 65.1
Non-Hispanic Black 273 8,571 40.2 32.3 - 48.1
Non-Hispanic Other 187 5,498 37.7 29.1 - 46.2
Hispanic 404 19,284 56.2 50.3 - 62.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 68 3,233 45.7 28.9 - 62.4
20-24 years old 198 9,754 57.6 49.4 - 65.8
25-34 years old 621 25,278 49.6 44.9 - 54.4
35 years old or more 280 10,068 48.4 41.0 - 55.7
Education
Less than high school 255 12,268 59.4 52.0 - 66.9
High school graduate 252 11,994 54.0 46.6 - 61.5
More than high school 657 24,071 45.6 40.9 - 50.3
Marital Status
Married 664 27,458 50.7 46.1 - 55.3
Not Married 503 20,875 50.1 44.6 - 55.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 557 21,677 49.6 44.4 - 54.8
On Medicaid 610 26,657 51.2 46.3 - 56.1

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.