Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 965 60,379 54.0 50.0 - 58.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 663 39,985 51.5 46.8 - 56.3
Non-Hispanic Black 94 3,865 37.5 24.0 - 51.0
Non-Hispanic Other 65 4,348 81.6 68.8 - 94.4
Hispanic 143 12,180 65.6 55.6 - 75.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 2,257 23.3 10.7 - 35.9
20-24 years old 151 8,499 40.2 30.6 - 49.8
25-34 years old 549 38,387 60.8 55.7 - 65.9
35 years old or more 191 11,235 63.1 53.9 - 72.4
Education
Less than high school 156 7,849 41.2 30.9 - 51.5
High school graduate 191 10,961 44.0 34.9 - 53.2
More than high school 612 41,087 61.0 56.2 - 65.8
Marital Status
Married 621 44,149 62.6 57.8 - 67.3
Not Married 344 16,230 39.4 32.5 - 46.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 625 40,317 58.1 53.2 - 63.0
On Medicaid 340 20,061 47.3 40.4 - 54.2

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.