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 1,181 69,167 59.3 55.7 - 62.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 815 46,164 55.8 51.6 - 60.0
Non-Hispanic Black 123 6,204 55.0 41.7 - 68.4
Non-Hispanic Other 66 4,954 88.4 78.7 - 98.1
Hispanic 177 11,844 69.5 60.6 - 78.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 81 3,506 40.4 25.5 - 55.4
20-24 years old 211 10,401 50.3 41.5 - 59.1
25-34 years old 634 40,362 64.6 60.0 - 69.3
35 years old or more 255 14,898 60.1 52.5 - 67.6
Education
Less than high school 175 8,734 49.3 39.4 - 59.3
High school graduate 249 11,061 43.0 35.2 - 50.9
More than high school 744 48,532 67.5 63.3 - 71.7
Marital Status
Married 799 50,408 63.4 59.2 - 67.5
Not Married 382 18,759 50.6 43.8 - 57.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 795 48,142 63.2 58.9 - 67.4
On Medicaid 386 21,025 52.1 45.6 - 58.6

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.