Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,498 153,712 67.3 64.9 - 69.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,176 76,264 63.9 60.5 - 67.4
Non-Hispanic Black 490 23,465 65.4 59.3 - 71.5
Non-Hispanic Other 221 12,772 73.7 66.0 - 81.3
Hispanic 611 41,211 73.8 69.3 - 78.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 170 8,009 49.0 38.2 - 59.8
20-24 years old 489 31,822 65.0 59.5 - 70.5
25-34 years old 1,290 80,617 68.6 65.4 - 71.8
35 years old or more 549 33,264 73.0 68.3 - 77.8
Education
Less than high school 413 27,047 59.8 53.5 - 66.1
High school graduate 674 37,451 61.3 56.6 - 66.0
More than high school 1,400 88,557 73.2 70.3 - 76.1
Marital Status
Married 1,506 102,061 74.1 71.3 - 76.8
Not Married 992 51,651 57.0 52.9 - 61.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,355 84,340 69.4 66.3 - 72.5
On Medicaid 1,142 69,372 65.0 61.4 - 68.6

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.