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 1,175 67,931 56.9 53.3 - 60.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 914 50,241 54.3 50.2 - 58.3
Non-Hispanic Black 124 5,353 48.5 36.0 - 61.1
Non-Hispanic Other 40 3,447 88.0 73.5 - 100
Hispanic 97 8,889 75.4 65.0 - 85.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 95 5,096 45.0 31.5 - 58.5
20-24 years old 190 12,270 53.8 45.0 - 62.7
25-34 years old 643 35,496 56.5 51.7 - 61.3
35 years old or more 247 15,069 67.4 60.0 - 74.9
Education
Less than high school 143 9,548 54.1 43.1 - 65.2
High school graduate 333 15,566 42.4 35.9 - 48.9
More than high school 690 42,021 65.8 61.4 - 70.3
Marital Status
Married 847 50,027 60.2 56.1 - 64.3
Not Married 328 17,903 49.5 42.2 - 56.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 872 48,905 57.0 52.9 - 61.1
On Medicaid 303 19,026 56.8 49.5 - 64.1

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

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.