Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,476 137,393 61.3 58.9 - 63.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,104 64,913 60.0 56.4 - 63.6
Non-Hispanic Black 436 18,783 57.4 50.8 - 64.0
Non-Hispanic Other 351 20,812 68.3 62.2 - 74.4
Hispanic 585 32,886 62.4 57.5 - 67.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 122 6,423 45.1 33.7 - 56.6
20-24 years old 423 21,507 50.9 44.9 - 56.9
25-34 years old 1,366 79,431 65.2 62.0 - 68.4
35 years old or more 565 30,033 65.6 60.5 - 70.6
Education
Less than high school 444 22,750 51.0 44.9 - 57.1
High school graduate 507 25,830 55.7 50.2 - 61.3
More than high school 1,518 88,342 66.7 63.7 - 69.7
Marital Status
Married 1,495 93,928 70.0 67.1 - 72.9
Not Married 981 43,466 48.4 44.3 - 52.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,351 76,706 63.7 60.4 - 67.0
On Medicaid 1,125 60,688 58.6 54.9 - 62.3

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.