Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 961 59,779 53.8 49.7 - 57.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 661 39,614 51.3 46.6 - 56.1
Non-Hispanic Black 93 3,653 36.2 22.6 - 49.7
Non-Hispanic Other 65 4,348 81.6 68.8 - 94.4
Hispanic 142 12,164 65.5 55.6 - 75.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 2,257 23.3 10.7 - 35.9
20-24 years old 150 8,287 39.6 30.0 - 49.2
25-34 years old 547 38,016 60.5 55.4 - 65.6
35 years old or more 190 11,219 63.1 53.9 - 72.3
Education
Less than high school 155 7,636 40.5 30.2 - 50.9
High school graduate 190 10,944 44.0 34.9 - 53.1
More than high school 610 40,716 60.8 56.0 - 65.6
Marital Status
Married 617 43,549 62.2 57.5 - 67.0
Not Married 344 16,230 39.4 32.5 - 46.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 600 39,128 57.7 52.7 - 62.6
On Medicaid 361 20,651 47.6 40.9 - 54.4

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.