Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,024 66,313 57.8 54.0 - 61.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 807 47,597 53.4 49.1 - 57.7
Non-Hispanic Black 86 4,287 55.2 41.1 - 69.3
Non-Hispanic Other 51 4,041 82.9 69.5 - 96.3
Hispanic 80 10,388 80.6 70.0 - 91.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 63 3,116 38.6 23.7 - 53.6
20-24 years old 160 10,036 47.2 37.6 - 56.9
25-34 years old 566 35,561 58.3 53.2 - 63.5
35 years old or more 235 17,599 72.1 64.9 - 79.3
Education
Less than high school 130 9,257 51.1 39.8 - 62.4
High school graduate 240 12,173 41.2 33.6 - 48.9
More than high school 648 44,058 67.3 62.8 - 71.8
Marital Status
Married 718 48,062 62.7 58.3 - 67.1
Not Married 306 18,251 48.0 40.7 - 55.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 712 45,776 61.0 56.6 - 65.5
On Medicaid 312 20,536 51.8 44.7 - 58.9

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.