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 2,476 156,113 69.7 67.3 - 72.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,104 73,750 68.2 64.7 - 71.6
Non-Hispanic Black 436 21,807 66.6 60.4 - 72.9
Non-Hispanic Other 351 22,489 73.8 68.0 - 79.6
Hispanic 585 38,066 72.3 67.6 - 76.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 122 8,283 58.2 46.8 - 69.6
20-24 years old 423 25,012 59.2 53.3 - 65.1
25-34 years old 1,366 89,447 73.4 70.5 - 76.4
35 years old or more 565 33,371 72.9 68.1 - 77.6
Education
Less than high school 444 26,051 58.4 52.4 - 64.4
High school graduate 507 29,585 63.8 58.5 - 69.2
More than high school 1,518 100,005 75.5 72.8 - 78.3
Marital Status
Married 1,495 104,582 77.9 75.3 - 80.5
Not Married 981 51,531 57.4 53.3 - 61.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,351 87,395 72.6 69.5 - 75.6
On Medicaid 1,125 68,718 66.3 62.8 - 69.9

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.