Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2001

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,259 54,226 44.6 41.1 - 48.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 971 39,821 42.2 38.4 - 46.0
Non-Hispanic Black 114 3,514 35.2 23.2 - 47.2
Non-Hispanic Other 52 2,774 67.7 50.4 - 84.9
Hispanic 122 8,117 61.6 51.0 - 72.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 102 2,429 23.1 12.5 - 33.7
20-24 years old 207 5,516 25.6 18.1 - 33.0
25-34 years old 685 32,634 49.6 44.9 - 54.2
35 years old or more 265 13,647 57.4 49.9 - 64.9
Education
Less than high school 174 5,237 31.0 21.8 - 40.1
High school graduate 357 13,054 34.6 28.4 - 40.9
More than high school 708 35,400 53.9 49.4 - 58.4
Marital Status
Married 927 45,959 52.0 48.0 - 55.9
Not Married 332 8,268 24.9 18.7 - 31.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 943 43,421 48.0 44.0 - 51.9
On Medicaid 316 10,806 34.7 27.8 - 41.6

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.