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 2,098 104,409 55.3 52.6 - 58.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,049 53,982 52.1 48.4 - 55.8
Non-Hispanic Black 365 14,017 51.6 44.3 - 58.9
Non-Hispanic Other 174 9,042 63.9 54.5 - 73.3
Hispanic 510 27,369 62.2 56.9 - 67.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 142 4,711 36.0 25.0 - 46.9
20-24 years old 395 18,383 50.1 43.9 - 56.4
25-34 years old 1,101 58,918 59.3 55.7 - 63.0
35 years old or more 460 22,397 56.2 50.5 - 62.0
Education
Less than high school 341 15,005 47.7 40.8 - 54.6
High school graduate 556 24,126 47.8 42.5 - 53.1
More than high school 1,188 64,271 60.9 57.4 - 64.3
Marital Status
Married 1,300 71,633 59.2 55.9 - 62.5
Not Married 798 32,776 48.3 43.7 - 52.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,152 58,192 56.3 52.7 - 59.9
On Medicaid 946 46,217 54.0 49.9 - 58.1

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.