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 1,009 59,779 52.4 48.5 - 56.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 691 39,614 50.1 45.4 - 54.8
Non-Hispanic Black 103 3,653 34.8 21.7 - 47.9
Non-Hispanic Other 66 4,348 79.3 66.0 - 92.5
Hispanic 149 12,164 64.4 54.5 - 74.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 81 2,257 22.0 9.9 - 34.0
20-24 years old 159 8,287 38.9 29.5 - 48.3
25-34 years old 569 38,016 59.5 54.4 - 64.6
35 years old or more 200 11,219 60.5 51.3 - 69.6
Education
Less than high school 163 7,636 38.9 28.8 - 49.0
High school graduate 200 10,944 43.4 34.3 - 52.4
More than high school 637 40,716 59.4 54.6 - 64.2
Marital Status
Married 638 43,549 61.2 56.4 - 65.9
Not Married 371 16,230 37.9 31.3 - 44.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 651 39,930 56.3 51.5 - 61.2
On Medicaid 358 19,849 46.1 39.3 - 52.8

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.