Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,077 56,145 47.5 43.7 - 51.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 838 41,088 45.1 40.9 - 49.3
Non-Hispanic Black 95 2,694 31.1 18.5 - 43.8
Non-Hispanic Other 53 3,687 75.1 58.9 - 91.4
Hispanic 91 8,675 63.9 51.2 - 76.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 68 2,638 30.9 17.0 - 44.8
20-24 years old 173 7,380 33.7 24.9 - 42.5
25-34 years old 591 29,979 47.7 42.5 - 52.8
35 years old or more 245 16,148 65.0 57.4 - 72.6
Education
Less than high school 144 7,843 40.5 29.8 - 51.3
High school graduate 260 8,944 29.1 22.2 - 35.9
More than high school 666 38,533 57.9 53.2 - 62.5
Marital Status
Married 743 42,473 54.1 49.6 - 58.5
Not Married 334 13,672 34.5 27.7 - 41.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 758 40,161 50.7 46.3 - 55.2
On Medicaid 319 15,984 41.0 33.9 - 48.0

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.