Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,368 138,058 63.2 60.8 - 65.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,072 65,062 60.8 57.2 - 64.4
Non-Hispanic Black 405 19,018 61.4 54.6 - 68.1
Non-Hispanic Other 330 20,812 72.6 66.6 - 78.5
Hispanic 561 33,165 64.4 59.4 - 69.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 114 6,423 46.2 34.5 - 57.9
20-24 years old 402 21,904 53.2 47.1 - 59.3
25-34 years old 1,313 79,549 66.9 63.7 - 70.1
35 years old or more 539 30,183 68.2 63.1 - 73.2
Education
Less than high school 407 22,750 53.5 47.2 - 59.8
High school graduate 486 25,949 57.7 52.1 - 63.4
More than high school 1,470 88,888 68.3 65.3 - 71.3
Marital Status
Married 1,449 94,195 71.5 68.6 - 74.4
Not Married 919 43,862 50.7 46.5 - 54.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,300 76,855 65.2 61.9 - 68.5
On Medicaid 1,068 61,203 61.0 57.2 - 64.7

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.