Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,297 161,463 71.8 69.4 - 74.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,012 75,373 69.9 66.3 - 73.5
Non-Hispanic Black 398 21,308 63.9 57.4 - 70.5
Non-Hispanic Other 278 18,744 78.7 72.6 - 84.9
Hispanic 609 46,038 76.8 72.5 - 81.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 147 7,640 45.5 35.3 - 55.7
20-24 years old 400 29,212 65.3 59.4 - 71.2
25-34 years old 1,252 91,915 74.8 71.8 - 77.9
35 years old or more 498 32,696 80.7 76.0 - 85.3
Education
Less than high school 415 26,733 60.6 54.5 - 66.7
High school graduate 514 34,962 64.4 59.0 - 69.8
More than high school 1,360 99,265 78.9 76.2 - 81.6
Marital Status
Married 1,346 104,037 78.5 75.7 - 81.3
Not Married 951 57,426 62.1 58.0 - 66.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,304 95,594 75.8 72.8 - 78.8
On Medicaid 993 65,869 66.6 62.8 - 70.5

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.