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 2,393 136,155 59.0 56.5 - 61.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,045 62,353 56.9 53.1 - 60.7
Non-Hispanic Black 425 17,984 52.0 45.4 - 58.5
Non-Hispanic Other 293 16,335 64.4 57.5 - 71.4
Hispanic 630 39,483 64.5 59.7 - 69.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 156 5,844 33.3 23.9 - 42.6
20-24 years old 423 22,631 49.3 43.3 - 55.2
25-34 years old 1,294 78,664 62.6 59.3 - 66.0
35 years old or more 520 29,016 69.7 64.4 - 75.0
Education
Less than high school 444 23,383 50.0 44.0 - 56.0
High school graduate 543 30,364 54.2 48.8 - 59.6
More than high school 1,394 81,926 64.5 61.3 - 67.6
Marital Status
Married 1,390 89,997 66.6 63.5 - 69.7
Not Married 1,003 46,158 48.3 44.2 - 52.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,345 80,257 62.5 59.2 - 65.8
On Medicaid 1,048 55,898 54.6 50.7 - 58.5

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.