Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,439 158,787 69.9 67.6 - 72.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,053 74,384 67.6 64.1 - 71.2
Non-Hispanic Black 442 23,944 67.1 61.0 - 73.1
Non-Hispanic Other 311 16,618 71.0 64.4 - 77.5
Hispanic 633 43,841 75.7 71.4 - 79.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 147 9,076 55.7 44.6 - 66.9
20-24 years old 413 26,552 64.0 58.0 - 69.9
25-34 years old 1,359 90,734 71.5 68.5 - 74.5
35 years old or more 520 32,425 76.5 71.8 - 81.2
Education
Less than high school 489 28,698 64.0 58.1 - 69.9
High school graduate 526 31,856 61.7 56.5 - 66.9
More than high school 1,420 98,090 75.2 72.4 - 78.0
Marital Status
Married 1,414 99,607 77.2 74.5 - 79.9
Not Married 1,025 59,179 60.4 56.4 - 64.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,291 87,383 73.1 70.0 - 76.2
On Medicaid 1,147 71,403 66.5 62.9 - 70.1

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.