Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,446 156,324 68.1 65.7 - 70.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,115 75,612 66.6 63.1 - 70.1
Non-Hispanic Black 475 25,462 64.0 57.7 - 70.3
Non-Hispanic Other 236 15,041 70.5 62.8 - 78.2
Hispanic 620 40,209 73.3 68.7 - 77.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 159 8,625 44.6 34.3 - 54.8
20-24 years old 485 29,827 62.1 56.5 - 67.7
25-34 years old 1,276 85,522 71.2 68.1 - 74.4
35 years old or more 526 32,350 76.7 71.9 - 81.4
Education
Less than high school 425 25,587 58.7 52.4 - 65.1
High school graduate 630 38,612 61.7 56.6 - 66.7
More than high school 1,383 91,489 74.6 71.7 - 77.5
Marital Status
Married 1,446 100,828 76.7 74.0 - 79.5
Not Married 1,000 55,496 56.5 52.4 - 60.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,299 85,964 72.0 68.9 - 75.1
On Medicaid 1,147 70,360 63.9 60.1 - 67.6

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.