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 1,138 59,189 51.8 48.2 - 55.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 790 38,958 47.8 43.5 - 52.0
Non-Hispanic Black 114 5,166 47.5 33.8 - 61.2
Non-Hispanic Other 64 4,418 79.2 66.5 - 91.9
Hispanic 170 10,647 65.7 56.5 - 74.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 2,945 36.2 21.1 - 51.3
20-24 years old 201 8,741 43.3 34.4 - 52.1
25-34 years old 613 35,711 58.1 53.3 - 63.0
35 years old or more 248 11,791 48.3 40.5 - 56.1
Education
Less than high school 164 6,981 41.7 31.6 - 51.7
High school graduate 241 8,975 35.4 27.8 - 43.0
More than high school 723 42,393 59.8 55.4 - 64.3
Marital Status
Married 774 44,130 56.3 52.0 - 60.6
Not Married 364 15,059 42.1 35.3 - 48.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 738 40,225 55.4 50.9 - 59.8
On Medicaid 400 18,963 45.7 39.3 - 52.0

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.