Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 961 72,954 65.6 61.7 - 69.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 661 49,708 64.4 59.8 - 69.0
Non-Hispanic Black 93 4,557 45.1 31.1 - 59.2
Non-Hispanic Other 65 5,000 93.8 86.1 - 100
Hispanic 142 13,690 73.7 64.5 - 83.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 2,998 30.9 17.3 - 44.6
20-24 years old 150 11,982 57.2 47.4 - 67.0
25-34 years old 547 44,909 71.5 66.7 - 76.3
35 years old or more 190 13,065 73.5 65.1 - 81.9
Education
Less than high school 155 8,934 47.4 36.9 - 57.9
High school graduate 190 12,255 49.3 40.1 - 58.5
More than high school 610 51,263 76.5 72.4 - 80.7
Marital Status
Married 617 51,067 73.0 68.6 - 77.4
Not Married 344 21,887 53.1 46.1 - 60.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 600 48,258 71.1 66.5 - 75.7
On Medicaid 361 24,696 57.0 50.2 - 63.7

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.