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 1,073 62,756 54.4 50.6 - 58.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 795 43,852 52.1 47.7 - 56.4
Non-Hispanic Black 99 4,274 45.2 30.3 - 60.2
Non-Hispanic Other 51 3,767 85.6 73.3 - 97.9
Hispanic 128 10,863 62.6 52.1 - 73.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 2,796 32.0 16.6 - 47.4
20-24 years old 200 11,700 47.6 38.8 - 56.5
25-34 years old 562 33,699 57.7 52.5 - 62.8
35 years old or more 235 14,561 61.6 53.9 - 69.2
Education
Less than high school 155 10,442 47.2 36.9 - 57.4
High school graduate 234 10,501 40.1 32.1 - 48.1
More than high school 677 41,189 62.2 57.7 - 66.8
Marital Status
Married 713 47,128 63.0 58.6 - 67.4
Not Married 360 15,628 38.5 31.8 - 45.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 705 42,771 59.4 54.8 - 63.9
On Medicaid 368 19,986 46.1 39.4 - 52.8

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.