Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,454 138,839 60.3 57.8 - 62.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,120 66,453 58.3 54.7 - 61.9
Non-Hispanic Black 475 23,024 57.9 51.4 - 64.3
Non-Hispanic Other 237 13,364 62.6 54.5 - 70.6
Hispanic 622 35,997 65.3 60.5 - 70.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 159 7,674 39.7 29.6 - 49.7
20-24 years old 486 24,818 51.5 45.8 - 57.2
25-34 years old 1,282 76,901 63.8 60.5 - 67.1
35 years old or more 527 29,447 69.8 64.7 - 74.8
Education
Less than high school 428 23,564 53.6 47.3 - 59.9
High school graduate 630 33,214 53.0 48.0 - 58.1
More than high school 1,388 81,447 66.3 63.2 - 69.4
Marital Status
Married 1,450 90,644 68.9 66.0 - 71.9
Not Married 1,004 48,195 48.8 44.7 - 52.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,406 81,591 62.6 59.4 - 65.8
On Medicaid 1,048 57,248 57.3 53.3 - 61.2

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.