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 1,742 91,945 53.8 50.8 - 56.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 990 52,281 49.9 46.0 - 53.7
Non-Hispanic Black 285 11,221 50.9 43.1 - 58.8
Non-Hispanic Other 128 7,580 71.4 61.1 - 81.7
Hispanic 339 20,863 62.2 55.5 - 68.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 114 4,558 37.3 26.1 - 48.5
20-24 years old 303 14,051 42.6 35.6 - 49.6
25-34 years old 943 50,371 55.6 51.6 - 59.6
35 years old or more 382 22,964 65.1 59.0 - 71.2
Education
Less than high school 285 15,934 50.6 42.9 - 58.3
High school graduate 456 18,897 40.3 34.8 - 45.9
More than high school 995 56,289 61.7 57.9 - 65.5
Marital Status
Married 1,090 63,336 59.8 56.1 - 63.4
Not Married 652 28,608 44.0 39.0 - 49.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,023 54,329 55.5 51.6 - 59.3
On Medicaid 719 37,616 51.5 46.8 - 56.2

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.