Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,070 60,203 53.6 49.9 - 57.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 751 41,431 51.6 47.3 - 56.0
Non-Hispanic Black 103 4,285 43.8 29.5 - 58.1
Non-Hispanic Other 70 5,037 73.5 60.0 - 87.0
Hispanic 146 9,449 61.3 51.2 - 71.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 45 1,549 31.2 13.5 - 48.9
20-24 years old 198 9,402 47.1 37.8 - 56.3
25-34 years old 600 35,028 54.3 49.4 - 59.2
35 years old or more 227 14,224 62.4 54.7 - 70.1
Education
Less than high school 130 6,486 43.3 32.2 - 54.4
High school graduate 230 10,604 43.0 34.7 - 51.2
More than high school 706 42,702 59.2 54.8 - 63.6
Marital Status
Married 709 44,974 59.7 55.3 - 64.0
Not Married 361 15,229 41.3 34.6 - 48.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 679 41,400 57.5 53.0 - 62.0
On Medicaid 391 18,802 46.7 40.1 - 53.2

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.