Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,114 69,784 59.2 55.5 - 62.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 813 48,931 57.6 53.3 - 61.9
Non-Hispanic Black 112 4,954 49.6 35.1 - 64.1
Non-Hispanic Other 52 3,949 86.3 74.2 - 98.5
Hispanic 137 11,949 65.1 55.0 - 75.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 78 3,690 42.0 25.8 - 58.3
20-24 years old 207 13,993 55.4 46.6 - 64.1
25-34 years old 589 36,010 60.1 55.0 - 65.1
35 years old or more 240 16,091 67.4 60.0 - 74.7
Education
Less than high school 167 11,697 50.7 40.6 - 60.7
High school graduate 245 12,520 47.1 39.1 - 55.1
More than high school 691 44,942 67.1 62.7 - 71.5
Marital Status
Married 731 51,763 67.8 63.6 - 72.0
Not Married 383 18,021 43.4 36.6 - 50.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 746 48,443 64.0 59.6 - 68.3
On Medicaid 367 21,341 50.7 43.8 - 57.5

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.