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 2,607 138,180 57.7 55.2 - 60.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,165 66,035 56.7 53.2 - 60.3
Non-Hispanic Black 522 23,024 54.2 48.0 - 60.5
Non-Hispanic Other 254 13,345 59.0 51.1 - 66.9
Hispanic 666 35,775 61.6 56.9 - 66.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 173 7,674 38.4 28.6 - 48.1
20-24 years old 517 24,694 49.0 43.4 - 54.5
25-34 years old 1,359 76,385 61.2 57.9 - 64.4
35 years old or more 558 29,428 66.5 61.4 - 71.7
Education
Less than high school 460 23,150 49.8 43.7 - 55.9
High school graduate 685 33,214 50.5 45.6 - 55.4
More than high school 1,450 81,202 64.3 61.2 - 67.4
Marital Status
Married 1,516 90,503 66.9 63.9 - 69.9
Not Married 1,091 47,677 45.7 41.8 - 49.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,477 81,358 60.7 57.6 - 63.9
On Medicaid 1,129 56,822 53.9 50.0 - 57.7

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.