Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,075 70,234 60.6 56.9 - 64.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 796 49,105 58.2 53.9 - 62.5
Non-Hispanic Black 99 4,954 52.4 37.4 - 67.4
Non-Hispanic Other 51 3,949 89.8 79.1 - 100
Hispanic 129 12,226 69.4 59.4 - 79.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 3,690 42.2 25.9 - 58.6
20-24 years old 202 14,443 57.8 49.0 - 66.5
25-34 years old 562 36,010 61.6 56.5 - 66.7
35 years old or more 235 16,091 68.0 60.6 - 75.4
Education
Less than high school 156 11,974 53.4 43.2 - 63.6
High school graduate 235 12,694 48.1 40.0 - 56.2
More than high school 677 44,942 67.9 63.5 - 72.3
Marital Status
Married 714 52,039 69.3 65.1 - 73.4
Not Married 361 18,195 44.7 37.8 - 51.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 729 48,443 64.8 60.5 - 69.2
On Medicaid 346 21,791 53.0 46.1 - 59.9

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.