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 2,148 120,828 57.1 54.5 - 59.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,041 60,395 56.6 53.0 - 60.3
Non-Hispanic Black 362 14,138 47.7 40.4 - 55.0
Non-Hispanic Other 252 14,990 60.9 53.3 - 68.5
Hispanic 493 31,306 62.0 56.7 - 67.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 102 3,964 36.4 24.7 - 48.0
20-24 years old 421 21,393 51.5 45.3 - 57.7
25-34 years old 1,156 67,614 58.7 55.2 - 62.2
35 years old or more 469 27,857 63.6 58.1 - 69.0
Education
Less than high school 371 19,124 48.8 42.4 - 55.3
High school graduate 490 26,214 52.9 47.3 - 58.5
More than high school 1,276 74,870 61.4 58.1 - 64.7
Marital Status
Married 1,291 80,601 62.7 59.5 - 65.9
Not Married 857 40,227 48.5 44.2 - 52.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,217 70,754 60.0 56.6 - 63.4
On Medicaid 930 50,075 53.5 49.5 - 57.6

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.