Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,205 104,409 53.6 50.9 - 56.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,089 53,982 51.0 47.4 - 54.7
Non-Hispanic Black 399 14,017 48.9 41.9 - 56.0
Non-Hispanic Other 184 9,042 62.0 52.6 - 71.4
Hispanic 533 27,369 59.6 54.4 - 64.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 151 4,711 34.1 23.5 - 44.7
20-24 years old 423 18,383 48.2 42.1 - 54.4
25-34 years old 1,145 58,918 57.9 54.3 - 61.5
35 years old or more 486 22,397 54.2 48.5 - 59.8
Education
Less than high school 372 15,005 44.8 38.2 - 51.4
High school graduate 585 24,126 46.5 41.3 - 51.7
More than high school 1,231 64,271 59.5 56.0 - 62.9
Marital Status
Married 1,357 71,633 57.8 54.5 - 61.1
Not Married 848 32,776 46.2 41.7 - 50.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,262 61,350 55.3 51.9 - 58.8
On Medicaid 942 43,059 51.3 47.2 - 55.4

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.