Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,052 71,277 64.4 60.7 - 68.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 711 46,194 61.9 57.4 - 66.4
Non-Hispanic Black 100 6,371 67.8 54.5 - 81.1
Non-Hispanic Other 98 7,706 75.3 64.2 - 86.4
Hispanic 143 11,006 67.1 57.2 - 77.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 61 4,627 56.4 40.9 - 71.9
20-24 years old 186 10,282 48.2 38.9 - 57.4
25-34 years old 591 41,782 69.9 65.2 - 74.6
35 years old or more 214 14,586 68.2 60.3 - 76.1
Education
Less than high school 166 10,993 52.8 42.7 - 62.8
High school graduate 203 12,468 57.3 48.5 - 66.0
More than high school 678 47,345 70.1 65.8 - 74.4
Marital Status
Married 660 49,383 72.2 67.9 - 76.5
Not Married 392 21,893 51.8 45.2 - 58.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 665 45,926 67.8 63.3 - 72.3
On Medicaid 387 25,351 59.0 52.6 - 65.4

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.