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 1,077 66,313 56.1 52.3 - 59.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 838 47,597 52.3 48.0 - 56.5
Non-Hispanic Black 95 4,287 49.5 35.9 - 63.2
Non-Hispanic Other 53 4,041 82.3 68.9 - 95.7
Hispanic 91 10,388 76.5 65.6 - 87.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 68 3,116 36.5 22.1 - 50.9
20-24 years old 173 10,036 45.8 36.4 - 55.3
25-34 years old 591 35,561 56.5 51.4 - 61.6
35 years old or more 245 17,599 70.8 63.7 - 78.0
Education
Less than high school 144 9,257 47.9 36.9 - 58.8
High school graduate 260 12,173 39.6 32.2 - 47.1
More than high school 666 44,058 66.2 61.7 - 70.6
Marital Status
Married 743 48,062 61.2 56.8 - 65.6
Not Married 334 18,251 46.0 38.9 - 53.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 758 46,715 59.0 54.6 - 63.4
On Medicaid 319 19,598 50.2 43.1 - 57.4

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.