Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2003

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,162 67,475 57.4 53.8 - 61.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 885 50,715 56.8 52.7 - 60.9
Non-Hispanic Black 117 4,965 44.6 32.2 - 57.0
Non-Hispanic Other 58 4,287 69.5 53.7 - 85.3
Hispanic 102 7,509 69.1 57.7 - 80.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 3,345 36.6 22.0 - 51.2
20-24 years old 194 8,865 41.7 32.9 - 50.5
25-34 years old 630 40,000 63.7 59.0 - 68.4
35 years old or more 264 15,265 62.8 55.4 - 70.2
Education
Less than high school 157 7,468 42.0 31.8 - 52.3
High school graduate 310 15,703 48.7 41.4 - 56.1
More than high school 680 42,301 64.8 60.5 - 69.2
Marital Status
Married 838 51,787 62.6 58.6 - 66.7
Not Married 324 15,688 45.1 38.0 - 52.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 849 51,736 62.3 58.3 - 66.4
On Medicaid 313 15,739 45.7 38.5 - 52.9

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.