Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2000

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,252 59,314 47.8 44.2 - 51.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 967 44,055 45.9 42.0 - 49.9
Non-Hispanic Black 137 4,863 42.0 29.9 - 54.0
Non-Hispanic Other 44 3,012 71.2 53.8 - 88.6
Hispanic 104 7,385 59.5 47.4 - 71.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 98 4,303 37.2 24.3 - 50.2
20-24 years old 209 10,074 41.5 32.9 - 50.1
25-34 years old 681 30,794 47.2 42.5 - 52.0
35 years old or more 264 14,143 61.3 53.7 - 68.8
Education
Less than high school 152 7,698 41.5 30.8 - 52.3
High school graduate 361 13,442 34.8 28.7 - 41.0
More than high school 724 37,378 56.9 52.3 - 61.4
Marital Status
Married 892 45,130 52.5 48.4 - 56.6
Not Married 360 14,184 37.2 30.3 - 44.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 952 45,377 49.0 45.0 - 53.0
On Medicaid 300 13,937 44.2 36.6 - 51.7

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

Note: NYC data are not available prior to 2004

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.