Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,505 154,441 67.4 65.0 - 69.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,179 76,583 64.0 60.6 - 67.4
Non-Hispanic Black 491 23,476 65.4 59.3 - 71.5
Non-Hispanic Other 221 12,772 73.7 66.0 - 81.3
Hispanic 614 41,610 74.0 69.5 - 78.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 170 8,009 49.0 38.2 - 59.8
20-24 years old 492 32,385 65.4 59.9 - 70.9
25-34 years old 1,294 80,785 68.6 65.4 - 71.8
35 years old or more 549 33,264 73.0 68.3 - 77.8
Education
Less than high school 414 27,323 60.0 53.7 - 66.3
High school graduate 677 37,875 61.6 56.9 - 66.3
More than high school 1,403 88,586 73.2 70.3 - 76.1
Marital Status
Married 1,512 102,617 74.2 71.4 - 76.9
Not Married 993 51,825 57.1 53.0 - 61.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,438 89,862 69.6 66.6 - 72.6
On Medicaid 1,066 64,580 64.6 60.9 - 68.4

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.