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 2,016 138,478 68.8 66.3 - 71.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,003 69,617 66.7 63.2 - 70.2
Non-Hispanic Black 327 17,056 61.9 54.3 - 69.4
Non-Hispanic Other 231 16,595 73.7 66.5 - 81.0
Hispanic 455 35,209 75.3 70.4 - 80.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 90 4,835 49.6 36.7 - 62.4
20-24 years old 386 25,450 65.9 59.8 - 72.1
25-34 years old 1,094 77,429 70.0 66.6 - 73.4
35 years old or more 446 30,763 72.9 67.8 - 78.0
Education
Less than high school 337 20,968 58.4 51.7 - 65.1
High school graduate 452 30,212 64.8 59.2 - 70.4
More than high school 1,220 86,676 73.6 70.5 - 76.6
Marital Status
Married 1,228 90,942 73.5 70.4 - 76.5
Not Married 788 47,536 61.4 57.0 - 65.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,105 78,882 71.8 68.6 - 75.1
On Medicaid 911 59,596 65.2 61.3 - 69.2

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.