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 1,226 59,143 48.9 45.3 - 52.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 921 43,131 46.9 42.9 - 51.0
Non-Hispanic Black 135 4,685 42.0 30.0 - 54.1
Non-Hispanic Other 47 2,719 61.9 43.4 - 80.4
Hispanic 123 8,607 64.3 53.3 - 75.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 69 2,427 29.1 15.4 - 42.9
20-24 years old 210 10,814 47.0 38.3 - 55.7
25-34 years old 687 32,761 49.9 45.2 - 54.6
35 years old or more 260 13,140 55.1 47.3 - 63.0
Education
Less than high school 142 6,972 38.7 27.9 - 49.6
High school graduate 351 13,415 38.4 31.9 - 45.0
More than high school 712 37,402 56.5 52.0 - 61.0
Marital Status
Married 903 47,699 53.8 49.7 - 57.9
Not Married 323 11,444 35.6 28.5 - 42.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 914 45,509 51.8 47.7 - 55.9
On Medicaid 312 13,633 41.3 34.0 - 48.6

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.