Breastfeeding eight weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,403 62,646 57.9 53.7 - 62.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 713 39,343 54.8 49.8 - 59.7
Non-Hispanic Black 262 5,507 52.8 35.2 - 70.3
Non-Hispanic Other 100 5,327 71.0 55.9 - 86.0
Hispanic 328 12,469 67.5 58.0 - 76.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 534 2,657 32.4 18.8 - 46.0
20-24 years old 148 7,679 40.1 29.9 - 50.2
25-34 years old 510 38,241 66.2 60.7 - 71.6
35 years old or more 211 14,069 60.9 51.8 - 70.1
Education
Less than high school 413 10,758 52.6 41.8 - 63.4
High school graduate 298 9,403 44.1 34.3 - 53.9
More than high school 687 42,050 63.9 58.9 - 68.9
Marital Status
Married 606 40,238 64.6 59.4 - 69.7
Not Married 797 22,407 48.8 41.9 - 55.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 664 39,391 63.3 58.1 - 68.5
On Medicaid 739 23,255 50.6 43.7 - 57.4

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.