Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2003

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,162 57,852 49.3 45.6 - 52.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 885 43,301 48.5 44.4 - 52.6
Non-Hispanic Black 117 3,571 32.1 20.7 - 43.5
Non-Hispanic Other 58 3,753 60.8 44.6 - 77.1
Hispanic 102 7,227 66.5 54.8 - 78.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 1,814 19.9 7.8 - 31.9
20-24 years old 194 6,506 30.6 22.4 - 38.8
25-34 years old 630 36,185 57.6 52.9 - 62.4
35 years old or more 264 13,347 54.9 47.3 - 62.5
Education
Less than high school 157 5,782 32.5 22.8 - 42.3
High school graduate 310 12,701 39.4 32.3 - 46.6
More than high school 680 37,705 57.8 53.3 - 62.3
Marital Status
Married 838 45,574 55.1 50.9 - 59.3
Not Married 324 12,278 35.3 28.5 - 42.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 849 45,695 55.0 50.9 - 59.2
On Medicaid 313 12,157 35.3 28.4 - 42.2

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.