Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2001

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,199 54,269 45.8 42.3 - 49.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 930 39,821 43.1 39.2 - 46.9
Non-Hispanic Black 106 3,514 36.9 24.5 - 49.3
Non-Hispanic Other 48 2,786 68.8 51.3 - 86.2
Hispanic 115 8,148 66.2 55.5 - 76.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 98 2,429 23.6 12.8 - 34.5
20-24 years old 193 5,516 26.3 18.7 - 33.9
25-34 years old 656 32,677 51.1 46.4 - 55.8
35 years old or more 252 13,647 58.9 51.4 - 66.5
Education
Less than high school 163 5,237 32.6 23.1 - 42.1
High school graduate 335 13,066 35.8 29.4 - 42.1
More than high school 686 35,431 55.0 50.5 - 59.5
Marital Status
Married 892 46,001 53.0 49.0 - 57.0
Not Married 307 8,268 26.1 19.7 - 32.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 904 43,448 48.9 44.9 - 52.9
On Medicaid 295 10,821 36.6 29.4 - 43.8

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.