Mother breastfed baby in first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,144 58,512 63.8 60.4 - 67.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 319 21,231 71.5 66.0 - 77.1
Non-Hispanic Black 248 9,075 54.0 45.8 - 62.1
Non-Hispanic Other 194 9,158 61.7 53.3 - 70.1
Hispanic 383 19,048 62.6 56.8 - 68.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 41 1,058 56.4 33.4 - 79.4
20-24 years old 184 9,335 61.0 52.5 - 69.4
25-34 years old 634 33,687 64.0 59.6 - 68.4
35 years old or more 285 14,432 65.8 59.2 - 72.4
Education
Less than high school 206 8,539 56.4 47.9 - 64.9
High school graduate 262 11,647 56.2 48.9 - 63.6
More than high school 676 38,327 68.6 64.5 - 72.7
Marital Status
Married 677 35,661 64.7 60.4 - 68.9
Not Married 467 22,851 62.4 57.0 - 67.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 611 33,311 66.7 62.3 - 71.1
On Medicaid 532 25,201 60.4 55.3 - 65.5

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.