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 2,498 135,234 59.2 56.7 - 61.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,176 69,241 58.0 54.6 - 61.5
Non-Hispanic Black 490 20,469 57.0 50.8 - 63.3
Non-Hispanic Other 221 11,138 64.2 56.0 - 72.5
Hispanic 611 34,386 61.6 56.7 - 66.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 170 5,538 33.9 23.7 - 44.1
20-24 years old 489 27,494 56.1 50.5 - 61.8
25-34 years old 1,290 72,323 61.5 58.2 - 64.9
35 years old or more 549 29,879 65.6 60.6 - 70.6
Education
Less than high school 413 23,828 52.7 46.3 - 59.1
High school graduate 674 32,273 52.9 48.0 - 57.7
More than high school 1,400 78,491 64.9 61.8 - 68.0
Marital Status
Married 1,506 91,552 66.5 63.5 - 69.4
Not Married 992 43,682 48.2 44.1 - 52.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,355 75,081 61.8 58.5 - 65.0
On Medicaid 1,142 60,153 56.4 52.6 - 60.1

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.