Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,027 121,658 60.2 57.6 - 62.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,006 60,657 58.0 54.3 - 61.7
Non-Hispanic Black 331 14,340 51.6 44.0 - 59.2
Non-Hispanic Other 232 15,006 66.6 59.0 - 74.2
Hispanic 458 31,655 67.2 61.9 - 72.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 90 3,964 40.6 28.0 - 53.3
20-24 years old 387 21,410 55.4 49.1 - 61.8
25-34 years old 1,102 68,297 61.4 57.8 - 64.9
35 years old or more 448 27,986 66.1 60.7 - 71.5
Education
Less than high school 338 19,273 53.5 46.7 - 60.2
High school graduate 454 26,418 56.4 50.6 - 62.2
More than high school 1,228 75,346 63.7 60.4 - 67.0
Marital Status
Married 1,233 80,892 65.2 62.0 - 68.5
Not Married 794 40,765 52.3 47.9 - 56.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,171 71,201 61.7 58.3 - 65.2
On Medicaid 855 50,456 58.2 54.1 - 62.4

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.