Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,148 138,478 65.5 63.0 - 68.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,041 69,617 65.3 61.7 - 68.8
Non-Hispanic Black 362 17,056 57.5 50.2 - 64.9
Non-Hispanic Other 252 16,595 67.4 60.1 - 74.8
Hispanic 493 35,209 69.7 64.7 - 74.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 102 4,835 44.3 32.3 - 56.4
20-24 years old 421 25,450 61.3 55.2 - 67.3
25-34 years old 1,156 77,429 67.2 63.8 - 70.6
35 years old or more 469 30,763 70.2 65.0 - 75.4
Education
Less than high school 371 20,968 53.5 47.0 - 60.0
High school graduate 490 30,212 61.0 55.5 - 66.5
More than high school 1,276 86,676 71.1 68.0 - 74.2
Marital Status
Married 1,291 90,942 70.7 67.7 - 73.8
Not Married 857 47,536 57.4 53.1 - 61.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,217 82,198 69.7 66.5 - 72.9
On Medicaid 930 56,280 60.2 56.2 - 64.2

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.