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 1,126 60,203 51.7 48.0 - 55.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 778 41,431 50.7 46.4 - 55.0
Non-Hispanic Black 113 4,285 40.8 27.2 - 54.4
Non-Hispanic Other 76 5,037 68.4 54.9 - 81.9
Hispanic 159 9,449 56.1 46.3 - 66.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 52 1,549 28.3 12.0 - 44.6
20-24 years old 211 9,402 44.4 35.5 - 53.4
25-34 years old 627 35,028 52.7 47.9 - 57.6
35 years old or more 236 14,224 60.8 53.2 - 68.5
Education
Less than high school 145 6,486 40.1 29.6 - 50.5
High school graduate 242 10,604 41.5 33.4 - 49.6
More than high school 731 42,702 57.6 53.2 - 61.9
Marital Status
Married 738 44,974 58.1 53.8 - 62.5
Not Married 388 15,229 39.0 32.5 - 45.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 728 42,701 56.6 52.2 - 61.0
On Medicaid 398 17,501 42.7 36.3 - 49.1

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.