Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,844 91,945 51.8 48.9 - 54.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,026 52,281 48.8 45.0 - 52.6
Non-Hispanic Black 321 11,221 47.2 39.7 - 54.7
Non-Hispanic Other 133 7,580 69.3 59.0 - 79.6
Hispanic 364 20,863 58.4 51.8 - 65.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 121 4,558 35.8 24.9 - 46.7
20-24 years old 328 14,051 40.8 34.0 - 47.5
25-34 years old 996 50,371 53.5 49.5 - 57.4
35 years old or more 399 22,964 63.5 57.5 - 69.6
Education
Less than high school 313 15,934 47.2 39.8 - 54.5
High school graduate 490 18,897 38.7 33.3 - 44.1
More than high school 1,033 56,289 60.3 56.6 - 64.1
Marital Status
Married 1,133 63,336 58.0 54.4 - 61.6
Not Married 711 28,608 41.9 37.0 - 46.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,129 56,587 53.3 49.6 - 57.0
On Medicaid 715 35,358 49.5 44.8 - 54.2

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.