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 1,234 57,709 47.5 43.9 - 51.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 933 43,158 46.8 42.8 - 50.8
Non-Hispanic Black 133 3,571 30.1 19.3 - 41.0
Non-Hispanic Other 60 3,753 60.6 44.4 - 76.7
Hispanic 108 7,227 64.1 52.5 - 75.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 79 1,814 19.2 7.5 - 30.9
20-24 years old 213 6,506 28.9 21.0 - 36.8
25-34 years old 666 36,185 55.8 51.1 - 60.6
35 years old or more 276 13,204 53.2 45.7 - 60.8
Education
Less than high school 170 5,782 30.4 21.1 - 39.6
High school graduate 330 12,701 38.4 31.4 - 45.5
More than high school 715 37,562 55.9 51.4 - 60.4
Marital Status
Married 874 45,574 54.0 49.8 - 58.1
Not Married 360 12,135 32.7 26.2 - 39.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 896 45,552 53.0 48.9 - 57.1
On Medicaid 338 12,157 34.1 27.3 - 40.8

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.