Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,098 122,419 64.8 62.2 - 67.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,049 62,947 60.8 57.1 - 64.4
Non-Hispanic Black 365 16,381 60.3 53.1 - 67.5
Non-Hispanic Other 174 10,553 74.6 65.9 - 83.3
Hispanic 510 32,538 73.9 69.1 - 78.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 142 5,989 45.7 34.3 - 57.1
20-24 years old 395 22,174 60.4 54.3 - 66.6
25-34 years old 1,101 66,902 67.4 63.9 - 70.9
35 years old or more 460 27,354 68.7 63.2 - 74.1
Education
Less than high school 341 18,613 59.2 52.3 - 66.1
High school graduate 556 28,146 55.8 50.5 - 61.1
More than high school 1,188 74,654 70.7 67.5 - 73.9
Marital Status
Married 1,300 82,218 67.9 64.8 - 71.1
Not Married 798 40,201 59.2 54.7 - 63.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,152 68,808 66.6 63.1 - 70.0
On Medicaid 946 53,611 62.7 58.7 - 66.7

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.