Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2002

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,154 59,143 50.5 46.8 - 54.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 881 43,131 48.0 43.9 - 52.1
Non-Hispanic Black 116 4,685 44.1 31.6 - 56.6
Non-Hispanic Other 46 2,719 62.0 43.5 - 80.6
Hispanic 111 8,607 70.2 59.5 - 81.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 59 2,427 31.4 16.8 - 46.1
20-24 years old 197 10,814 49.1 40.2 - 58.0
25-34 years old 649 32,761 51.3 46.5 - 56.1
35 years old or more 249 13,140 55.8 47.9 - 63.7
Education
Less than high school 126 6,972 41.1 29.8 - 52.4
High school graduate 325 13,415 40.1 33.4 - 46.9
More than high school 689 37,402 57.5 53.0 - 62.0
Marital Status
Married 868 47,699 54.9 50.8 - 59.0
Not Married 286 11,444 37.9 30.4 - 45.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 837 44,484 53.5 49.3 - 57.7
On Medicaid 317 14,658 43.2 35.9 - 50.4

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.