Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2003

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,234 67,332 55.4 51.8 - 58.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 933 50,572 54.8 50.8 - 58.8
Non-Hispanic Black 133 4,965 41.9 30.0 - 53.7
Non-Hispanic Other 60 4,287 69.2 53.5 - 84.9
Hispanic 108 7,509 66.6 55.2 - 78.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 79 3,345 35.4 21.2 - 49.7
20-24 years old 213 8,865 39.4 30.9 - 47.8
25-34 years old 666 40,000 61.7 57.1 - 66.4
35 years old or more 276 15,123 60.9 53.5 - 68.3
Education
Less than high school 170 7,468 39.2 29.4 - 49.0
High school graduate 330 15,703 47.5 40.3 - 54.7
More than high school 715 42,158 62.7 58.4 - 67.1
Marital Status
Married 874 51,787 61.3 57.3 - 65.4
Not Married 360 15,545 41.9 35.1 - 48.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 896 51,593 60.1 56.0 - 64.1
On Medicaid 338 15,739 44.1 37.1 - 51.1

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.