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 2,634 153,712 64.9 62.6 - 67.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,208 76,264 63.0 59.6 - 66.4
Non-Hispanic Black 538 23,465 62.4 56.4 - 68.3
Non-Hispanic Other 234 12,772 68.0 60.2 - 75.9
Hispanic 654 41,211 69.6 65.1 - 74.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 177 8,009 47.1 36.6 - 57.6
20-24 years old 519 31,822 62.2 56.7 - 67.6
25-34 years old 1,355 80,617 66.2 63.0 - 69.4
35 years old or more 583 33,264 71.1 66.4 - 75.8
Education
Less than high school 458 27,047 55.7 49.6 - 61.8
High school graduate 707 37,451 59.6 54.9 - 64.2
More than high school 1,452 88,557 71.6 68.7 - 74.6
Marital Status
Married 1,570 102,061 71.8 69.0 - 74.6
Not Married 1,064 51,651 54.6 50.6 - 58.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,493 89,694 68.1 65.1 - 71.1
On Medicaid 1,138 64,018 61.0 57.3 - 64.8

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.