Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2002

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,226 69,682 57.7 54.1 - 61.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 921 51,910 56.5 52.4 - 60.5
Non-Hispanic Black 135 5,350 48.0 35.9 - 60.1
Non-Hispanic Other 47 3,206 73.0 55.9 - 90.1
Hispanic 123 9,216 68.8 58.1 - 79.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 69 3,535 42.4 27.4 - 57.4
20-24 years old 210 12,909 56.1 47.4 - 64.7
25-34 years old 687 38,449 58.5 53.9 - 63.2
35 years old or more 260 14,789 62.0 54.4 - 69.7
Education
Less than high school 142 7,881 43.8 32.8 - 54.8
High school graduate 351 16,278 46.6 40.0 - 53.3
More than high school 712 44,169 66.7 62.5 - 71.0
Marital Status
Married 903 55,498 62.6 58.6 - 66.5
Not Married 323 14,184 44.1 36.8 - 51.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 914 53,774 61.2 57.2 - 65.2
On Medicaid 312 15,908 48.2 40.8 - 55.6

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.