Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2002

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,157 59,184 50.5 46.9 - 54.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 882 43,143 48.0 43.9 - 52.1
Non-Hispanic Black 117 4,702 44.2 31.7 - 56.7
Non-Hispanic Other 47 2,731 62.1 43.7 - 80.6
Hispanic 111 8,607 70.2 59.5 - 81.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 59 2,427 31.4 16.8 - 46.1
20-24 years old 197 10,814 49.1 40.2 - 58.0
25-34 years old 650 32,778 51.4 46.5 - 56.2
35 years old or more 251 13,164 55.8 47.9 - 63.8
Education
Less than high school 126 6,972 41.1 29.8 - 52.4
High school graduate 326 13,432 40.2 33.4 - 46.9
More than high school 691 37,426 57.5 53.0 - 62.0
Marital Status
Married 870 47,723 54.9 50.8 - 59.0
Not Married 287 11,461 37.9 30.5 - 45.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 869 45,533 53.0 48.9 - 57.2
On Medicaid 288 13,650 43.6 36.1 - 51.2

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.