Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2003

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,161 57,709 49.2 45.6 - 52.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 884 43,158 48.4 44.3 - 52.5
Non-Hispanic Black 117 3,571 32.1 20.7 - 43.5
Non-Hispanic Other 58 3,753 60.8 44.6 - 77.1
Hispanic 102 7,227 66.5 54.8 - 78.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 1,814 19.9 7.8 - 31.9
20-24 years old 194 6,506 30.6 22.4 - 38.8
25-34 years old 630 36,185 57.6 52.9 - 62.4
35 years old or more 263 13,204 54.7 47.0 - 62.3
Education
Less than high school 157 5,782 32.5 22.8 - 42.3
High school graduate 310 12,701 39.4 32.3 - 46.6
More than high school 679 37,562 57.7 53.2 - 62.2
Marital Status
Married 838 45,574 55.1 50.9 - 59.3
Not Married 323 12,135 35.0 28.2 - 41.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 819 44,419 55.6 51.3 - 59.8
On Medicaid 342 13,291 35.6 28.9 - 42.2

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.