Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,844 107,446 60.5 57.6 - 63.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,026 59,904 55.9 52.1 - 59.7
Non-Hispanic Black 321 14,022 59.0 51.6 - 66.4
Non-Hispanic Other 133 8,322 76.1 66.8 - 85.4
Hispanic 364 25,197 70.6 64.6 - 76.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 121 5,463 42.9 31.6 - 54.1
20-24 years old 328 18,105 52.5 45.6 - 59.5
25-34 years old 996 58,506 62.1 58.2 - 65.9
35 years old or more 399 25,373 70.2 64.5 - 75.9
Education
Less than high school 313 18,158 53.7 46.4 - 61.1
High school graduate 490 23,918 49.0 43.4 - 54.5
More than high school 1,033 64,545 69.2 65.6 - 72.7
Marital Status
Married 1,133 71,345 65.3 61.8 - 68.8
Not Married 711 36,101 52.8 47.9 - 57.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,129 65,636 61.8 58.2 - 65.5
On Medicaid 715 41,810 58.5 53.8 - 63.2

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.