Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,454 156,984 68.2 65.8 - 70.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,120 76,030 66.7 63.2 - 70.2
Non-Hispanic Black 475 25,462 64.0 57.7 - 70.3
Non-Hispanic Other 237 15,061 70.5 62.8 - 78.2
Hispanic 622 40,431 73.4 68.8 - 77.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 159 8,625 44.6 34.3 - 54.8
20-24 years old 486 29,951 62.2 56.6 - 67.8
25-34 years old 1,282 86,038 71.4 68.2 - 74.5
35 years old or more 527 32,369 76.7 71.9 - 81.4
Education
Less than high school 428 26,001 59.1 52.8 - 65.4
High school graduate 630 38,612 61.7 56.6 - 66.7
More than high school 1,388 91,734 74.7 71.8 - 77.6
Marital Status
Married 1,450 100,970 76.8 74.1 - 79.5
Not Married 1,004 56,014 56.7 52.6 - 60.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,406 92,271 70.8 67.7 - 73.9
On Medicaid 1,048 64,713 64.7 60.9 - 68.6

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.