Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2000

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,252 67,931 54.7 51.2 - 58.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 967 50,241 52.4 48.4 - 56.4
Non-Hispanic Black 137 5,353 46.2 34.1 - 58.3
Non-Hispanic Other 44 3,447 81.5 66.1 - 96.9
Hispanic 104 8,889 71.6 60.9 - 82.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 98 5,096 44.1 30.8 - 57.4
20-24 years old 209 12,270 50.6 42.0 - 59.2
25-34 years old 681 35,496 54.4 49.7 - 59.2
35 years old or more 264 15,069 65.3 57.9 - 72.7
Education
Less than high school 152 9,548 51.5 40.7 - 62.3
High school graduate 361 15,566 40.3 34.1 - 46.6
More than high school 724 42,021 63.9 59.5 - 68.4
Marital Status
Married 892 50,027 58.2 54.2 - 62.2
Not Married 360 17,903 46.9 39.9 - 54.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 952 51,467 55.6 51.6 - 59.6
On Medicaid 300 16,464 52.2 44.6 - 59.7

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.