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 1,742 107,446 62.8 59.9 - 65.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 990 59,904 57.1 53.3 - 61.0
Non-Hispanic Black 285 14,022 63.7 56.1 - 71.2
Non-Hispanic Other 128 8,322 78.4 69.3 - 87.5
Hispanic 339 25,197 75.1 69.3 - 81.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 114 5,463 44.7 33.2 - 56.2
20-24 years old 303 18,105 54.9 47.7 - 62.1
25-34 years old 943 58,506 64.6 60.7 - 68.5
35 years old or more 382 25,373 71.9 66.1 - 77.6
Education
Less than high school 285 18,158 57.6 50.0 - 65.3
High school graduate 456 23,918 51.0 45.3 - 56.8
More than high school 995 64,545 70.8 67.2 - 74.4
Marital Status
Married 1,090 71,345 67.3 63.8 - 70.8
Not Married 652 36,101 55.5 50.5 - 60.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,023 63,048 64.4 60.6 - 68.1
On Medicaid 719 44,398 60.8 56.1 - 65.4

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.