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 2,205 122,419 62.8 60.2 - 65.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,089 62,947 59.5 55.9 - 63.1
Non-Hispanic Black 399 16,381 57.2 50.2 - 64.2
Non-Hispanic Other 184 10,553 72.4 63.6 - 81.1
Hispanic 533 32,538 70.8 66.0 - 75.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 151 5,989 43.4 32.3 - 54.4
20-24 years old 423 22,174 58.2 52.2 - 64.2
25-34 years old 1,145 66,902 65.8 62.3 - 69.3
35 years old or more 486 27,354 66.2 60.8 - 71.6
Education
Less than high school 372 18,613 55.6 48.9 - 62.3
High school graduate 585 28,146 54.2 49.0 - 59.5
More than high school 1,231 74,654 69.1 65.8 - 72.3
Marital Status
Married 1,357 82,218 66.3 63.2 - 69.5
Not Married 848 40,201 56.6 52.1 - 61.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,262 72,179 65.1 61.7 - 68.4
On Medicaid 942 50,240 59.8 55.8 - 63.9

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.