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 1,126 70,808 60.8 57.2 - 64.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 778 49,416 60.5 56.3 - 64.7
Non-Hispanic Black 113 5,244 49.9 35.8 - 64.0
Non-Hispanic Other 76 5,280 71.7 58.4 - 85.0
Hispanic 159 10,868 64.5 54.9 - 74.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 52 1,820 33.2 16.3 - 50.1
20-24 years old 211 11,599 54.8 45.8 - 63.8
25-34 years old 627 41,917 63.1 58.4 - 67.8
35 years old or more 236 15,472 66.2 58.8 - 73.6
Education
Less than high school 145 6,974 43.1 32.5 - 53.6
High school graduate 242 13,065 51.2 42.9 - 59.4
More than high school 731 50,359 67.9 63.7 - 72.0
Marital Status
Married 738 52,089 67.3 63.2 - 71.5
Not Married 388 18,719 47.9 41.3 - 54.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 728 50,127 66.4 62.2 - 70.6
On Medicaid 398 20,681 50.5 44.0 - 57.0

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.