Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,141 59,658 52.0 48.4 - 55.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 792 39,252 48.0 43.7 - 52.2
Non-Hispanic Black 114 5,166 47.5 33.8 - 61.2
Non-Hispanic Other 64 4,418 79.2 66.5 - 91.9
Hispanic 171 10,821 66.1 57.0 - 75.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 2,945 36.2 21.1 - 51.3
20-24 years old 202 8,915 43.7 34.9 - 52.6
25-34 years old 615 36,006 58.3 53.5 - 63.2
35 years old or more 248 11,791 48.3 40.5 - 56.1
Education
Less than high school 164 6,981 41.7 31.6 - 51.7
High school graduate 241 8,975 35.4 27.8 - 43.0
More than high school 726 42,862 60.1 55.7 - 64.5
Marital Status
Married 776 44,424 56.4 52.2 - 60.7
Not Married 365 15,234 42.4 35.6 - 49.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 771 42,278 56.0 51.7 - 60.4
On Medicaid 370 17,380 44.4 37.8 - 50.9

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.