Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,363 156,113 71.7 69.4 - 74.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,071 73,750 69.0 65.5 - 72.4
Non-Hispanic Black 404 21,807 70.9 64.6 - 77.2
Non-Hispanic Other 330 22,489 78.4 72.9 - 83.9
Hispanic 558 38,066 74.3 69.6 - 78.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 114 8,283 59.6 48.1 - 71.1
20-24 years old 399 25,012 61.4 55.3 - 67.4
25-34 years old 1,312 89,447 75.3 72.3 - 78.2
35 years old or more 538 33,371 75.6 70.9 - 80.3
Education
Less than high school 407 26,051 61.3 55.1 - 67.4
High school graduate 485 29,585 66.0 60.6 - 71.4
More than high school 1,466 100,005 77.1 74.4 - 79.9
Marital Status
Married 1,447 104,582 79.5 76.9 - 82.1
Not Married 916 51,531 59.8 55.7 - 64.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,252 84,640 74.3 71.2 - 77.4
On Medicaid 1,111 71,473 68.9 65.4 - 72.4

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.