Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2002

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,157 69,723 59.5 55.9 - 63.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 882 51,922 57.8 53.7 - 61.9
Non-Hispanic Black 117 5,367 50.4 37.9 - 63.0
Non-Hispanic Other 47 3,218 73.2 56.1 - 90.3
Hispanic 111 9,216 75.2 64.9 - 85.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 59 3,535 45.8 30.0 - 61.6
20-24 years old 197 12,909 58.6 49.8 - 67.4
25-34 years old 650 38,466 60.3 55.5 - 65.0
35 years old or more 251 14,812 62.8 55.1 - 70.6
Education
Less than high school 126 7,881 46.4 35.0 - 57.9
High school graduate 326 16,295 48.7 41.9 - 55.6
More than high school 691 44,193 67.9 63.6 - 72.2
Marital Status
Married 870 55,521 63.9 59.9 - 67.9
Not Married 287 14,202 46.9 39.3 - 54.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 869 53,797 62.7 58.6 - 66.7
On Medicaid 288 15,926 50.9 43.3 - 58.5

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.