Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 960 62,173 56.9 52.9 - 60.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 660 44,087 56.3 51.6 - 60.9
Non-Hispanic Black 91 4,082 41.4 28.1 - 54.8
Non-Hispanic Other 65 3,546 79.5 63.8 - 95.1
Hispanic 144 10,457 62.8 52.9 - 72.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 58 2,469 33.3 16.9 - 49.8
20-24 years old 164 9,676 45.6 36.0 - 55.2
25-34 years old 561 38,106 60.6 55.6 - 65.5
35 years old or more 177 11,921 67.1 58.4 - 75.7
Education
Less than high school 127 9,420 55.9 44.3 - 67.5
High school graduate 206 9,753 40.1 31.9 - 48.3
More than high school 626 42,698 62.9 58.2 - 67.6
Marital Status
Married 602 42,775 66.4 61.8 - 71.0
Not Married 358 19,398 43.2 36.7 - 49.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 606 41,510 61.3 56.6 - 66.1
On Medicaid 354 20,662 49.6 42.9 - 56.4

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.