Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,439 137,427 60.5 58.1 - 63.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,053 66,376 60.3 56.7 - 64.0
Non-Hispanic Black 442 20,863 58.4 52.1 - 64.7
Non-Hispanic Other 311 14,806 63.2 56.4 - 70.1
Hispanic 633 35,381 61.1 56.3 - 65.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 147 6,217 38.2 27.2 - 49.1
20-24 years old 413 21,767 52.5 46.3 - 58.6
25-34 years old 1,359 80,338 63.3 60.1 - 66.5
35 years old or more 520 29,105 68.7 63.6 - 73.8
Education
Less than high school 489 24,195 53.9 47.9 - 60.0
High school graduate 526 27,500 53.3 48.0 - 58.6
More than high school 1,420 85,589 65.6 62.5 - 68.7
Marital Status
Married 1,414 88,519 68.6 65.6 - 71.6
Not Married 1,025 48,908 49.9 45.9 - 53.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,291 76,468 64.0 60.6 - 67.3
On Medicaid 1,147 60,958 56.8 53.1 - 60.5

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.