Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,026 139,290 69.0 66.4 - 71.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,006 69,879 66.8 63.3 - 70.3
Non-Hispanic Black 330 17,241 62.1 54.6 - 69.7
Non-Hispanic Other 232 16,611 73.7 66.5 - 81.0
Hispanic 458 35,558 75.5 70.6 - 80.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 90 4,835 49.6 36.7 - 62.4
20-24 years old 387 25,467 65.9 59.8 - 72.1
25-34 years old 1,101 78,095 70.2 66.8 - 73.6
35 years old or more 448 30,892 73.0 67.9 - 78.1
Education
Less than high school 338 21,117 58.6 51.9 - 65.3
High school graduate 454 30,416 64.9 59.3 - 70.5
More than high school 1,227 87,136 73.7 70.6 - 76.7
Marital Status
Married 1,233 91,233 73.5 70.5 - 76.6
Not Married 793 48,057 61.7 57.3 - 66.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,170 82,628 71.6 68.5 - 74.8
On Medicaid 855 56,662 65.4 61.3 - 69.5

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.