Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,297 137,928 61.3 58.8 - 63.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,012 63,309 58.7 54.9 - 62.5
Non-Hispanic Black 398 18,197 54.6 47.9 - 61.3
Non-Hispanic Other 278 16,469 69.2 62.3 - 76.1
Hispanic 609 39,953 66.7 61.9 - 71.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 147 5,990 35.7 25.9 - 45.4
20-24 years old 400 22,843 51.0 45.0 - 57.1
25-34 years old 1,252 79,413 64.7 61.3 - 68.0
35 years old or more 498 29,682 73.2 68.1 - 78.4
Education
Less than high school 415 23,927 54.2 48.1 - 60.4
High school graduate 514 30,380 56.0 50.5 - 61.5
More than high school 1,360 83,138 66.1 62.9 - 69.3
Marital Status
Married 1,346 91,624 69.2 66.1 - 72.2
Not Married 951 46,304 50.1 45.9 - 54.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,304 81,428 64.6 61.3 - 67.9
On Medicaid 993 56,500 57.2 53.2 - 61.1

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.