Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,634 135,234 57.1 54.7 - 59.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,208 69,241 57.2 53.7 - 60.7
Non-Hispanic Black 538 20,469 54.4 48.3 - 60.5
Non-Hispanic Other 234 11,138 59.3 51.1 - 67.6
Hispanic 654 34,386 58.0 53.3 - 62.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 177 5,538 32.6 22.7 - 42.4
20-24 years old 519 27,494 53.7 48.2 - 59.3
25-34 years old 1,355 72,323 59.4 56.1 - 62.7
35 years old or more 583 29,879 63.9 58.9 - 68.9
Education
Less than high school 458 23,828 49.1 42.9 - 55.2
High school graduate 707 32,273 51.3 46.6 - 56.1
More than high school 1,452 78,491 63.5 60.4 - 66.6
Marital Status
Married 1,570 91,552 64.4 61.5 - 67.4
Not Married 1,064 43,682 46.2 42.2 - 50.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,493 79,436 60.3 57.2 - 63.5
On Medicaid 1,138 55,798 53.2 49.4 - 57.0

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.