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 1,175 59,314 49.7 46.1 - 53.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 914 44,055 47.6 43.5 - 51.6
Non-Hispanic Black 124 4,863 44.1 31.6 - 56.6
Non-Hispanic Other 40 3,012 76.9 59.6 - 94.1
Hispanic 97 7,385 62.6 50.3 - 74.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 95 4,303 38.0 24.8 - 51.1
20-24 years old 190 10,074 44.2 35.3 - 53.1
25-34 years old 643 30,794 49.0 44.2 - 53.8
35 years old or more 247 14,143 63.3 55.7 - 70.9
Education
Less than high school 143 7,698 43.7 32.5 - 54.8
High school graduate 333 13,442 36.6 30.3 - 43.0
More than high school 690 37,378 58.5 53.9 - 63.2
Marital Status
Married 847 45,130 54.3 50.2 - 58.4
Not Married 328 14,184 39.2 32.0 - 46.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 872 43,020 50.1 46.0 - 54.3
On Medicaid 303 16,294 48.6 41.2 - 56.1

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

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.