Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,103 123,126 64.9 62.3 - 67.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,051 63,242 60.9 57.3 - 64.5
Non-Hispanic Black 365 16,381 60.3 53.1 - 67.5
Non-Hispanic Other 174 10,553 74.6 65.9 - 83.3
Hispanic 513 32,950 74.1 69.4 - 78.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 142 5,989 45.7 34.3 - 57.1
20-24 years old 396 22,349 60.6 54.5 - 66.7
25-34 years old 1,105 67,434 67.6 64.1 - 71.0
35 years old or more 460 27,354 68.7 63.2 - 74.1
Education
Less than high school 343 18,851 59.5 52.7 - 66.4
High school graduate 556 28,146 55.8 50.5 - 61.1
More than high school 1,191 75,122 70.8 67.6 - 74.1
Marital Status
Married 1,302 82,512 68.0 64.8 - 71.1
Not Married 801 40,613 59.5 55.0 - 64.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,215 72,648 66.9 63.6 - 70.3
On Medicaid 887 50,478 62.3 58.2 - 66.5

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.