Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2000

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,178 68,517 57.1 53.6 - 60.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 917 50,827 54.6 50.5 - 58.6
Non-Hispanic Black 124 5,353 48.5 36.0 - 61.1
Non-Hispanic Other 40 3,447 88.0 73.5 - 100
Hispanic 97 8,889 75.4 65.0 - 85.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 96 5,374 46.3 32.9 - 59.7
20-24 years old 190 12,270 53.8 45.0 - 62.7
25-34 years old 645 35,803 56.7 51.9 - 61.5
35 years old or more 247 15,069 67.4 60.0 - 74.9
Education
Less than high school 144 9,826 54.9 43.9 - 65.8
High school graduate 334 15,733 42.7 36.2 - 49.1
More than high school 691 42,162 65.9 61.4 - 70.3
Marital Status
Married 849 50,335 60.3 56.3 - 64.4
Not Married 329 18,182 49.8 42.6 - 57.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 902 52,052 57.9 53.8 - 61.9
On Medicaid 276 16,464 54.9 47.2 - 62.7

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

Note: NYC data are not available prior to 2004

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.