Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,122 61,015 51.8 48.0 - 55.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 774 38,857 48.7 44.3 - 53.2
Non-Hispanic Black 111 6,760 54.7 41.0 - 68.5
Non-Hispanic Other 73 3,922 59.3 44.7 - 73.9
Hispanic 164 11,477 60.2 50.5 - 69.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 78 3,773 32.7 18.8 - 46.5
20-24 years old 199 8,201 38.0 29.2 - 46.8
25-34 years old 616 34,842 55.5 50.6 - 60.5
35 years old or more 229 14,199 64.8 56.9 - 72.7
Education
Less than high school 174 9,659 45.1 35.3 - 54.9
High school graduate 238 9,173 34.2 26.4 - 42.0
More than high school 702 42,145 61.0 56.5 - 65.6
Marital Status
Married 723 41,834 59.8 55.3 - 64.4
Not Married 399 19,181 40.1 33.7 - 46.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 752 42,138 55.9 51.3 - 60.5
On Medicaid 370 18,877 44.5 37.8 - 51.2

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.