Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,256 52,502 55.6 52.2 - 58.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 387 20,920 64.7 59.2 - 70.2
Non-Hispanic Black 262 9,475 50.1 42.2 - 58.1
Non-Hispanic Other 208 6,491 41.9 33.6 - 50.2
Hispanic 399 15,615 56.2 50.2 - 62.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 58 1,275 33.2 17.9 - 48.4
20-24 years old 223 10,436 56.0 48.2 - 63.9
25-34 years old 642 27,180 55.3 50.6 - 60.0
35 years old or more 333 13,610 59.5 52.9 - 66.1
Education
Less than high school 229 8,408 48.3 40.2 - 56.3
High school graduate 257 10,536 54.4 46.7 - 62.1
More than high school 770 33,558 58.2 53.9 - 62.4
Marital Status
Married 742 32,656 58.3 54.0 - 62.6
Not Married 514 19,845 51.6 46.1 - 57.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 648 30,064 61.0 56.5 - 65.6
On Medicaid 608 22,437 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.