Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,284 136,155 61.0 58.5 - 63.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,006 62,353 58.3 54.5 - 62.1
Non-Hispanic Black 397 17,984 54.3 47.6 - 61.0
Non-Hispanic Other 276 16,335 69.0 62.1 - 75.9
Hispanic 605 39,483 66.4 61.6 - 71.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 146 5,844 35.1 25.3 - 44.9
20-24 years old 399 22,631 50.8 44.7 - 56.9
25-34 years old 1,246 78,664 64.5 61.1 - 67.8
35 years old or more 493 29,016 72.8 67.5 - 78.0
Education
Less than high school 412 23,383 53.7 47.4 - 59.9
High school graduate 513 30,364 56.0 50.5 - 61.5
More than high school 1,351 81,926 65.8 62.6 - 69.0
Marital Status
Married 1,334 89,997 68.8 65.7 - 71.9
Not Married 950 46,158 50.0 45.9 - 54.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,221 76,727 64.4 61.0 - 67.8
On Medicaid 1,062 59,428 57.2 53.3 - 61.0

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.