Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,075 63,207 54.6 50.7 - 58.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 796 44,026 52.2 47.8 - 56.5
Non-Hispanic Black 99 4,274 45.2 30.3 - 60.2
Non-Hispanic Other 51 3,767 85.6 73.3 - 97.9
Hispanic 129 11,139 63.2 52.8 - 73.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 2,796 32.0 16.6 - 47.4
20-24 years old 202 12,150 48.6 39.8 - 57.4
25-34 years old 562 33,699 57.7 52.5 - 62.8
35 years old or more 235 14,561 61.6 53.9 - 69.2
Education
Less than high school 156 10,719 47.8 37.6 - 58.0
High school graduate 235 10,675 40.5 32.5 - 48.5
More than high school 677 41,189 62.2 57.7 - 66.8
Marital Status
Married 714 47,405 63.1 58.7 - 67.5
Not Married 361 15,802 38.8 32.0 - 45.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 729 43,798 58.6 54.1 - 63.1
On Medicaid 346 19,409 47.2 40.3 - 54.1

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.