Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2001

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,259 65,398 53.8 50.3 - 57.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 971 48,342 51.2 47.3 - 55.1
Non-Hispanic Black 114 4,931 49.4 36.9 - 61.9
Non-Hispanic Other 52 3,135 76.5 60.7 - 92.3
Hispanic 122 8,989 68.2 58.1 - 78.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 102 4,253 40.4 27.9 - 52.9
20-24 years old 207 7,599 35.2 27.1 - 43.4
25-34 years old 685 38,132 58.0 53.3 - 62.6
35 years old or more 265 15,414 64.9 57.6 - 72.1
Education
Less than high school 174 6,757 40.0 30.3 - 49.7
High school graduate 357 15,925 42.3 35.8 - 48.7
More than high school 708 42,122 64.2 59.8 - 68.5
Marital Status
Married 927 54,289 61.4 57.5 - 65.2
Not Married 332 11,109 33.4 26.7 - 40.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 943 52,144 57.6 53.7 - 61.5
On Medicaid 316 13,254 42.6 35.4 - 49.8

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.