Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,065 70,819 61.5 57.7 - 65.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 744 46,906 59.9 55.4 - 64.4
Non-Hispanic Black 102 7,027 57.7 43.9 - 71.6
Non-Hispanic Other 68 4,573 70.0 56.0 - 84.0
Hispanic 151 12,314 67.8 58.1 - 77.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 71 4,009 35.1 20.9 - 49.3
20-24 years old 190 10,985 52.1 42.9 - 61.2
25-34 years old 586 40,177 65.3 60.5 - 70.2
35 years old or more 218 15,648 73.8 66.4 - 81.1
Education
Less than high school 161 10,676 51.6 41.5 - 61.8
High school graduate 222 11,929 46.4 37.9 - 55.0
More than high school 677 48,154 70.2 65.9 - 74.5
Marital Status
Married 695 48,213 70.0 65.7 - 74.2
Not Married 370 22,606 48.8 42.2 - 55.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 719 49,038 66.1 61.6 - 70.5
On Medicaid 346 21,781 53.1 46.3 - 60.0

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.