Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,141 69,636 60.7 57.1 - 64.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 792 46,459 56.8 52.6 - 61.0
Non-Hispanic Black 114 6,204 57.1 43.5 - 70.7
Non-Hispanic Other 64 4,954 88.8 79.1 - 98.5
Hispanic 171 12,019 73.4 64.8 - 82.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 3,506 43.1 27.5 - 58.7
20-24 years old 202 10,575 51.9 43.0 - 60.8
25-34 years old 615 40,656 65.9 61.2 - 70.5
35 years old or more 248 14,898 61.0 53.4 - 68.6
Education
Less than high school 164 8,734 52.1 41.9 - 62.4
High school graduate 241 11,061 43.6 35.7 - 51.6
More than high school 726 49,001 68.7 64.5 - 72.9
Marital Status
Married 776 50,702 64.4 60.3 - 68.6
Not Married 365 18,933 52.7 45.8 - 59.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 771 48,611 64.4 60.2 - 68.6
On Medicaid 370 21,025 53.7 47.1 - 60.3

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.