Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,016 120,828 60.1 57.4 - 62.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,003 60,395 57.9 54.2 - 61.6
Non-Hispanic Black 327 14,138 51.3 43.6 - 58.9
Non-Hispanic Other 231 14,990 66.6 59.0 - 74.2
Hispanic 455 31,306 67.0 61.7 - 72.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 90 3,964 40.6 28.0 - 53.3
20-24 years old 386 21,393 55.4 49.0 - 61.8
25-34 years old 1,094 67,614 61.1 57.6 - 64.7
35 years old or more 446 27,857 66.0 60.6 - 71.5
Education
Less than high school 337 19,124 53.3 46.5 - 60.0
High school graduate 452 26,214 56.2 50.4 - 62.0
More than high school 1,220 74,870 63.5 60.2 - 66.8
Marital Status
Married 1,228 80,601 65.1 61.9 - 68.4
Not Married 788 40,227 52.0 47.5 - 56.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,105 67,944 61.9 58.4 - 65.4
On Medicaid 911 52,884 57.9 53.8 - 62.0

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.