Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,122 70,630 60.0 56.2 - 63.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 774 46,716 58.6 54.1 - 63.0
Non-Hispanic Black 111 7,027 56.9 43.2 - 70.6
Non-Hispanic Other 73 4,573 69.2 55.3 - 83.0
Hispanic 164 12,314 64.6 55.0 - 74.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 78 4,009 34.7 20.7 - 48.7
20-24 years old 199 10,985 50.9 41.9 - 59.9
25-34 years old 616 39,988 63.7 58.9 - 68.6
35 years old or more 229 15,648 71.5 64.0 - 78.9
Education
Less than high school 174 10,676 49.8 39.9 - 59.7
High school graduate 238 11,929 44.5 36.2 - 52.7
More than high school 702 47,965 69.5 65.2 - 73.8
Marital Status
Married 723 48,213 69.0 64.7 - 73.2
Not Married 399 22,417 46.8 40.4 - 53.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 752 48,849 64.8 60.4 - 69.2
On Medicaid 370 21,781 51.4 44.6 - 58.1

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.