Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,138 69,167 60.6 57.0 - 64.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 790 46,164 56.6 52.4 - 60.9
Non-Hispanic Black 114 6,204 57.1 43.5 - 70.7
Non-Hispanic Other 64 4,954 88.8 79.1 - 98.5
Hispanic 170 11,844 73.1 64.5 - 81.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 3,506 43.1 27.5 - 58.7
20-24 years old 201 10,401 51.5 42.6 - 60.4
25-34 years old 613 40,362 65.7 61.0 - 70.4
35 years old or more 248 14,898 61.0 53.4 - 68.6
Education
Less than high school 164 8,734 52.1 41.9 - 62.4
High school graduate 241 11,061 43.6 35.7 - 51.6
More than high school 723 48,532 68.5 64.3 - 72.7
Marital Status
Married 774 50,408 64.3 60.1 - 68.5
Not Married 364 18,759 52.4 45.5 - 59.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 738 46,512 64.0 59.7 - 68.3
On Medicaid 400 22,655 54.6 48.2 - 60.9

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.