Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,052 62,852 56.8 52.9 - 60.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 711 39,824 53.3 48.8 - 57.9
Non-Hispanic Black 100 5,569 59.2 45.1 - 73.4
Non-Hispanic Other 98 7,378 72.1 60.6 - 83.5
Hispanic 143 10,081 61.5 51.2 - 71.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 61 3,697 45.1 29.5 - 60.7
20-24 years old 186 8,733 40.9 31.8 - 50.0
25-34 years old 591 37,473 62.7 57.7 - 67.7
35 years old or more 214 12,949 60.6 52.3 - 68.8
Education
Less than high school 166 9,609 46.1 36.1 - 56.2
High school graduate 203 10,976 50.4 41.5 - 59.3
More than high school 678 41,796 61.9 57.3 - 66.4
Marital Status
Married 660 44,496 65.1 60.5 - 69.6
Not Married 392 18,356 43.4 36.8 - 49.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 665 40,178 59.3 54.6 - 64.0
On Medicaid 387 22,674 52.8 46.3 - 59.3

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.