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 1,161 67,332 57.4 53.8 - 61.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 884 50,572 56.7 52.6 - 60.8
Non-Hispanic Black 117 4,965 44.6 32.2 - 57.0
Non-Hispanic Other 58 4,287 69.5 53.7 - 85.3
Hispanic 102 7,509 69.1 57.7 - 80.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 3,345 36.6 22.0 - 51.2
20-24 years old 194 8,865 41.7 32.9 - 50.5
25-34 years old 630 40,000 63.7 59.0 - 68.4
35 years old or more 263 15,123 62.6 55.2 - 70.1
Education
Less than high school 157 7,468 42.0 31.8 - 52.3
High school graduate 310 15,703 48.7 41.4 - 56.1
More than high school 679 42,158 64.7 60.4 - 69.1
Marital Status
Married 838 51,787 62.6 58.6 - 66.7
Not Married 323 15,545 44.9 37.8 - 52.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 819 50,249 62.9 58.7 - 67.0
On Medicaid 342 17,084 45.7 38.8 - 52.6

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.