Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2001

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,199 65,441 55.3 51.8 - 58.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 930 48,342 52.3 48.3 - 56.2
Non-Hispanic Black 106 4,931 51.7 38.9 - 64.6
Non-Hispanic Other 48 3,147 77.7 61.8 - 93.6
Hispanic 115 9,020 73.2 63.3 - 83.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 98 4,253 41.4 28.7 - 54.0
20-24 years old 193 7,599 36.2 27.9 - 44.5
25-34 years old 656 38,175 59.7 55.1 - 64.4
35 years old or more 252 15,414 66.6 59.3 - 73.8
Education
Less than high school 163 6,757 42.1 32.0 - 52.1
High school graduate 335 15,937 43.6 37.0 - 50.2
More than high school 686 42,153 65.4 61.1 - 69.8
Marital Status
Married 892 54,332 62.6 58.8 - 66.5
Not Married 307 11,109 35.1 28.1 - 42.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 904 52,171 58.7 54.8 - 62.7
On Medicaid 295 13,270 44.9 37.5 - 52.4

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.