Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,181 59,189 50.8 47.1 - 54.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 815 38,958 47.1 42.9 - 51.3
Non-Hispanic Black 123 5,166 45.8 32.4 - 59.2
Non-Hispanic Other 66 4,418 78.8 66.1 - 91.5
Hispanic 177 10,647 62.5 53.2 - 71.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 81 2,945 34.0 19.6 - 48.4
20-24 years old 211 8,741 42.3 33.6 - 51.0
25-34 years old 634 35,711 57.2 52.4 - 62.0
35 years old or more 255 11,791 47.5 39.8 - 55.2
Education
Less than high school 175 6,981 39.4 29.7 - 49.1
High school graduate 249 8,975 34.9 27.4 - 42.5
More than high school 744 42,393 59.0 54.6 - 63.4
Marital Status
Married 799 44,130 55.5 51.2 - 59.7
Not Married 382 15,059 40.6 33.9 - 47.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 795 41,809 54.8 50.5 - 59.2
On Medicaid 386 17,380 43.1 36.6 - 49.5

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.