Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,806 36,076 20.6 19.1 - 22.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,029 11,291 10.5 8.8 - 12.2
Non-Hispanic Black 296 8,705 37.7 30.5 - 44.9
Non-Hispanic Other 130 3,892 36.6 26.2 - 46.9
Hispanic 351 12,188 35.6 29.6 - 41.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 121 2,085 16.0 8.8 - 23.2
20-24 years old 317 6,770 20.1 15.3 - 24.9
25-34 years old 975 20,406 21.9 19.5 - 24.4
35 years old or more 393 6,816 19.1 14.8 - 23.4
Education
Less than high school 302 8,255 25.1 19.5 - 30.6
High school graduate 477 9,967 20.7 16.8 - 24.6
More than high school 1,020 17,854 19.2 17.0 - 21.4
Marital Status
Married 1,123 20,962 19.3 17.3 - 21.3
Not Married 683 15,114 22.6 19.1 - 26.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,114 16,525 15.6 13.7 - 17.6
On Medicaid 692 19,552 28.0 24.4 - 31.5

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

Note: NYS (excluding NYC) data are not available prior to 2009

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.