Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,169 48,507 51.5 48.0 - 55.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 338 17,378 58.7 52.5 - 64.8
Non-Hispanic Black 265 8,581 47.6 39.3 - 55.8
Non-Hispanic Other 196 6,717 43.1 34.6 - 51.7
Hispanic 370 15,831 51.1 44.9 - 57.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 48 1,900 42.0 22.6 - 61.4
20-24 years old 198 8,116 46.6 38.2 - 54.9
25-34 years old 645 27,551 53.0 48.3 - 57.7
35 years old or more 278 10,940 54.0 46.7 - 61.3
Education
Less than high school 202 8,443 48.4 39.9 - 56.9
High school graduate 235 9,330 47.7 39.9 - 55.5
More than high school 731 30,734 53.7 49.3 - 58.2
Marital Status
Married 717 31,351 54.1 49.7 - 58.6
Not Married 452 17,156 47.3 41.4 - 53.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 580 24,100 53.5 48.5 - 58.6
On Medicaid 589 24,407 49.6 44.7 - 54.6

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.