Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,505 135,963 59.3 56.9 - 61.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,179 69,560 58.2 54.7 - 61.6
Non-Hispanic Black 491 20,480 57.0 50.8 - 63.3
Non-Hispanic Other 221 11,138 64.2 56.0 - 72.5
Hispanic 614 34,785 61.8 57.0 - 66.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 170 5,538 33.9 23.7 - 44.1
20-24 years old 492 28,056 56.6 51.0 - 62.3
25-34 years old 1,294 72,491 61.6 58.3 - 64.9
35 years old or more 549 29,879 65.6 60.6 - 70.6
Education
Less than high school 414 24,105 53.0 46.6 - 59.3
High school graduate 677 32,698 53.2 48.4 - 58.0
More than high school 1,403 78,520 64.9 61.8 - 68.0
Marital Status
Married 1,512 92,107 66.6 63.6 - 69.6
Not Married 993 43,856 48.3 44.2 - 52.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,438 79,603 61.7 58.5 - 64.8
On Medicaid 1,066 56,360 56.4 52.5 - 60.3

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.