Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,446 138,180 60.2 57.7 - 62.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,115 66,035 58.1 54.5 - 61.7
Non-Hispanic Black 475 23,024 57.9 51.4 - 64.3
Non-Hispanic Other 236 13,345 62.5 54.5 - 70.6
Hispanic 620 35,775 65.2 60.3 - 70.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 159 7,674 39.7 29.6 - 49.7
20-24 years old 485 24,694 51.4 45.7 - 57.1
25-34 years old 1,276 76,385 63.6 60.3 - 67.0
35 years old or more 526 29,428 69.7 64.7 - 74.8
Education
Less than high school 425 23,150 53.1 46.8 - 59.5
High school graduate 630 33,214 53.0 48.0 - 58.1
More than high school 1,383 81,202 66.2 63.1 - 69.4
Marital Status
Married 1,446 90,503 68.9 65.9 - 71.8
Not Married 1,000 47,677 48.5 44.4 - 52.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,299 76,187 63.8 60.5 - 67.1
On Medicaid 1,147 61,993 56.3 52.5 - 60.0

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.