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 1,009 72,954 64.0 60.2 - 67.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 691 49,708 62.8 58.2 - 67.4
Non-Hispanic Black 103 4,557 43.4 29.8 - 57.1
Non-Hispanic Other 66 5,000 91.1 81.9 - 100
Hispanic 149 13,690 72.5 63.2 - 81.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 81 2,998 29.2 16.2 - 42.2
20-24 years old 159 11,982 56.2 46.5 - 65.9
25-34 years old 569 44,909 70.3 65.6 - 75.1
35 years old or more 200 13,065 70.4 61.9 - 78.9
Education
Less than high school 163 8,934 45.5 35.2 - 55.8
High school graduate 200 12,255 48.5 39.4 - 57.7
More than high school 637 51,263 74.8 70.6 - 79.0
Marital Status
Married 638 51,067 71.7 67.3 - 76.1
Not Married 371 21,887 51.2 44.3 - 58.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 651 49,073 69.2 64.7 - 73.8
On Medicaid 358 23,882 55.4 48.6 - 62.2

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.