Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,012 63,237 57.8 53.9 - 61.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 688 39,973 54.0 49.4 - 58.6
Non-Hispanic Black 96 5,805 60.8 46.7 - 74.9
Non-Hispanic Other 95 7,378 76.7 65.9 - 87.6
Hispanic 133 10,081 62.2 51.8 - 72.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 57 3,697 45.4 29.7 - 61.1
20-24 years old 179 8,968 42.2 33.1 - 51.4
25-34 years old 569 37,473 63.5 58.5 - 68.5
35 years old or more 207 13,098 62.4 54.1 - 70.7
Education
Less than high school 154 9,609 47.6 37.4 - 57.9
High school graduate 196 10,976 50.7 41.7 - 59.6
More than high school 659 42,181 62.9 58.3 - 67.5
Marital Status
Married 641 44,645 66.1 61.6 - 70.7
Not Married 371 18,592 44.4 37.7 - 51.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 644 40,327 60.2 55.4 - 64.9
On Medicaid 368 22,909 54.0 47.5 - 60.6

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.