Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,114 62,756 53.2 49.5 - 57.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 813 43,852 51.6 47.3 - 55.9
Non-Hispanic Black 112 4,274 42.8 28.5 - 57.2
Non-Hispanic Other 52 3,767 82.4 68.9 - 95.8
Hispanic 137 10,863 59.2 48.8 - 69.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 78 2,796 31.9 16.5 - 47.2
20-24 years old 207 11,700 46.3 37.5 - 55.0
25-34 years old 589 33,699 56.2 51.1 - 61.3
35 years old or more 240 14,561 61.0 53.3 - 68.6
Education
Less than high school 167 10,442 45.2 35.2 - 55.2
High school graduate 245 10,501 39.5 31.6 - 47.4
More than high school 691 41,189 61.5 56.9 - 66.1
Marital Status
Married 731 47,128 61.7 57.3 - 66.1
Not Married 383 15,628 37.6 31.0 - 44.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 746 43,798 57.8 53.4 - 62.3
On Medicaid 367 18,959 45.0 38.2 - 51.8

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.