Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,070 70,808 63.1 59.4 - 66.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 751 49,416 61.6 57.4 - 65.8
Non-Hispanic Black 103 5,244 53.6 39.0 - 68.3
Non-Hispanic Other 70 5,280 77.0 63.8 - 90.2
Hispanic 146 10,868 70.5 60.9 - 80.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 45 1,820 36.7 18.4 - 54.9
20-24 years old 198 11,599 58.1 48.9 - 67.3
25-34 years old 600 41,917 65.0 60.2 - 69.7
35 years old or more 227 15,472 67.8 60.4 - 75.3
Education
Less than high school 130 6,974 46.6 35.4 - 57.7
High school graduate 230 13,065 52.9 44.6 - 61.3
More than high school 706 50,359 69.8 65.6 - 73.9
Marital Status
Married 709 52,089 69.1 65.0 - 73.2
Not Married 361 18,719 50.8 43.9 - 57.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 679 48,785 67.8 63.5 - 72.1
On Medicaid 391 22,023 54.7 48.1 - 61.2

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.