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 2,607 156,324 65.3 62.9 - 67.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,165 75,612 65.0 61.5 - 68.4
Non-Hispanic Black 522 25,462 60.0 53.8 - 66.1
Non-Hispanic Other 254 15,041 66.5 58.8 - 74.2
Hispanic 666 40,209 69.3 64.7 - 73.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 173 8,625 43.1 33.2 - 53.1
20-24 years old 517 29,827 59.1 53.6 - 64.6
25-34 years old 1,359 85,522 68.5 65.3 - 71.6
35 years old or more 558 32,350 73.2 68.3 - 78.0
Education
Less than high school 460 25,587 55.1 49.0 - 61.2
High school graduate 685 38,612 58.7 53.8 - 63.6
More than high school 1,450 91,489 72.5 69.6 - 75.4
Marital Status
Married 1,516 100,828 74.5 71.8 - 77.3
Not Married 1,091 55,496 53.2 49.2 - 57.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,477 92,038 68.7 65.7 - 71.8
On Medicaid 1,129 64,286 61.0 57.1 - 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.