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 2,393 159,690 69.2 66.8 - 71.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,045 74,416 67.9 64.3 - 71.6
Non-Hispanic Black 425 21,096 61.0 54.5 - 67.4
Non-Hispanic Other 293 18,610 73.4 67.0 - 79.8
Hispanic 630 45,568 74.4 70.1 - 78.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 156 7,494 42.7 32.8 - 52.6
20-24 years old 423 28,999 63.2 57.3 - 69.0
25-34 years old 1,294 91,166 72.6 69.5 - 75.7
35 years old or more 520 32,030 76.9 72.1 - 81.8
Education
Less than high school 444 26,189 56.0 50.0 - 61.9
High school graduate 543 34,946 62.3 57.0 - 67.6
More than high school 1,394 98,052 77.1 74.4 - 79.9
Marital Status
Married 1,390 102,410 75.8 72.9 - 78.7
Not Married 1,003 57,280 59.9 55.9 - 63.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,345 94,424 73.6 70.5 - 76.6
On Medicaid 1,048 65,266 63.8 59.9 - 67.6

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.