Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2000

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,178 59,900 50.0 46.3 - 53.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 917 44,640 47.9 43.9 - 52.0
Non-Hispanic Black 124 4,863 44.1 31.6 - 56.6
Non-Hispanic Other 40 3,012 76.9 59.6 - 94.1
Hispanic 97 7,385 62.6 50.3 - 74.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 96 4,581 39.5 26.3 - 52.6
20-24 years old 190 10,074 44.2 35.3 - 53.1
25-34 years old 645 31,102 49.2 44.4 - 54.1
35 years old or more 247 14,143 63.3 55.7 - 70.9
Education
Less than high school 144 7,977 44.5 33.5 - 55.6
High school graduate 334 13,608 36.9 30.6 - 43.3
More than high school 691 37,519 58.6 54.0 - 63.2
Marital Status
Married 849 45,438 54.5 50.3 - 58.6
Not Married 329 14,462 39.6 32.5 - 46.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 902 45,963 51.1 47.0 - 55.2
On Medicaid 276 13,937 46.5 38.7 - 54.3

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.