Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,103 105,116 55.4 52.7 - 58.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,051 54,276 52.3 48.6 - 55.9
Non-Hispanic Black 365 14,017 51.6 44.3 - 58.9
Non-Hispanic Other 174 9,042 63.9 54.5 - 73.3
Hispanic 513 27,781 62.5 57.3 - 67.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 142 4,711 36.0 25.0 - 46.9
20-24 years old 396 18,558 50.3 44.1 - 56.6
25-34 years old 1,105 59,450 59.6 55.9 - 63.2
35 years old or more 460 22,397 56.2 50.5 - 62.0
Education
Less than high school 343 15,243 48.1 41.3 - 55.0
High school graduate 556 24,126 47.8 42.5 - 53.1
More than high school 1,191 64,740 61.0 57.6 - 64.5
Marital Status
Married 1,302 71,928 59.3 56.0 - 62.6
Not Married 801 33,188 48.6 44.0 - 53.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,215 61,819 57.0 53.5 - 60.5
On Medicaid 887 43,297 53.5 49.3 - 57.7

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.