Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,065 61,204 53.1 49.3 - 57.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 744 39,046 49.8 45.3 - 54.3
Non-Hispanic Black 102 6,760 55.5 41.6 - 69.5
Non-Hispanic Other 68 3,922 60.0 45.2 - 74.8
Hispanic 151 11,477 63.2 53.3 - 73.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 71 3,773 33.0 19.0 - 47.1
20-24 years old 190 8,201 38.9 29.9 - 47.9
25-34 years old 586 35,031 57.0 52.0 - 62.0
35 years old or more 218 14,199 66.9 59.0 - 74.8
Education
Less than high school 161 9,659 46.7 36.6 - 56.8
High school graduate 222 9,173 35.7 27.6 - 43.8
More than high school 677 42,334 61.7 57.2 - 66.3
Marital Status
Married 695 41,834 60.7 56.2 - 65.2
Not Married 370 19,370 41.8 35.3 - 48.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 719 42,327 57.0 52.4 - 61.6
On Medicaid 346 18,877 46.0 39.2 - 52.9

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.