Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,805 41,246 23.5 22.2 - 24.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,029 12,405 11.5 9.8 - 13.3
Non-Hispanic Black 295 9,749 42.5 35.2 - 49.8
Non-Hispanic Other 130 4,281 40.2 29.6 - 50.8
Hispanic 351 14,810 43.2 36.9 - 49.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 120 2,347 18.3 10.7 - 25.8
20-24 years old 317 8,167 24.2 19.1 - 29.3
25-34 years old 975 22,959 24.7 22.2 - 27.2
35 years old or more 393 7,773 21.7 17.3 - 26.2
Education
Less than high school 301 8,902 27.2 21.5 - 32.9
High school graduate 477 11,759 24.5 20.4 - 28.6
More than high school 1,020 20,585 22.1 19.9 - 24.4
Marital Status
Married 1,123 23,382 21.5 19.5 - 23.5
Not Married 682 17,864 26.8 23.2 - 30.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,114 19,020 18.0 16.0 - 20.0
On Medicaid 691 22,226 31.9 28.3 - 35.5

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.