Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,324 138,156 62.8 60.3 - 65.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,015 66,928 62.0 58.3 - 65.7
Non-Hispanic Black 414 20,877 61.1 54.7 - 67.5
Non-Hispanic Other 294 14,806 65.9 59.0 - 72.8
Hispanic 601 35,545 64.2 59.3 - 69.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 137 6,217 38.6 27.5 - 49.6
20-24 years old 385 22,087 55.3 49.0 - 61.6
25-34 years old 1,305 80,714 65.5 62.3 - 68.7
35 years old or more 497 29,137 71.6 66.5 - 76.6
Education
Less than high school 447 24,359 57.7 51.4 - 63.9
High school graduate 497 27,513 55.4 50.0 - 60.8
More than high school 1,376 85,840 67.3 64.2 - 70.4
Marital Status
Married 1,366 88,549 70.3 67.3 - 73.3
Not Married 958 49,607 52.8 48.6 - 56.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,245 77,020 65.9 62.6 - 69.2
On Medicaid 1,079 61,136 59.3 55.5 - 63.1

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.