Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,845 138,761 64.1 61.5 - 66.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,131 67,414 63.0 59.3 - 66.7
Non-Hispanic Black 565 19,798 63.4 55.9 - 71.0
Non-Hispanic Other 357 18,021 64.8 58.1 - 71.5
Hispanic 792 33,528 66.4 61.5 - 71.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 601 5,566 44.1 33.5 - 54.7
20-24 years old 407 22,041 53.9 47.6 - 60.2
25-34 years old 1,248 76,885 67.4 63.9 - 70.8
35 years old or more 589 34,269 70.2 65.0 - 75.4
Education
Less than high school 709 23,969 56.0 49.7 - 62.3
High school graduate 604 25,871 57.8 51.9 - 63.7
More than high school 1,526 88,257 68.9 65.8 - 72.1
Marital Status
Married 1,439 88,553 70.3 67.2 - 73.5
Not Married 1,406 50,208 55.4 51.2 - 59.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,393 80,234 68.6 65.3 - 71.9
On Medicaid 1,452 58,527 58.8 54.8 - 62.7

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.