Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,284 159,690 71.6 69.2 - 74.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,006 74,416 69.6 66.0 - 73.2
Non-Hispanic Black 397 21,096 63.7 57.1 - 70.3
Non-Hispanic Other 276 18,610 78.6 72.4 - 84.8
Hispanic 605 45,568 76.7 72.3 - 81.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 146 7,494 45.0 34.7 - 55.3
20-24 years old 399 28,999 65.1 59.2 - 71.0
25-34 years old 1,246 91,166 74.7 71.6 - 77.8
35 years old or more 493 32,030 80.3 75.6 - 85.0
Education
Less than high school 412 26,189 60.1 54.0 - 66.2
High school graduate 513 34,946 64.4 59.0 - 69.8
More than high school 1,351 98,052 78.7 75.9 - 81.5
Marital Status
Married 1,334 102,410 78.3 75.4 - 81.1
Not Married 950 57,280 62.1 58.0 - 66.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,221 90,299 75.8 72.7 - 78.9
On Medicaid 1,062 69,375 66.7 63.0 - 70.5

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.