Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 965 73,554 65.8 61.9 - 69.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 663 50,079 64.5 60.0 - 69.1
Non-Hispanic Black 94 4,769 46.3 32.3 - 60.2
Non-Hispanic Other 65 5,000 93.8 86.1 - 100
Hispanic 143 13,706 73.8 64.5 - 83.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 2,998 30.9 17.3 - 44.6
20-24 years old 151 12,195 57.7 47.9 - 67.4
25-34 years old 549 45,280 71.7 66.9 - 76.4
35 years old or more 191 13,082 73.5 65.1 - 81.9
Education
Less than high school 156 9,146 48.0 37.6 - 58.5
High school graduate 191 12,271 49.3 40.1 - 58.5
More than high school 612 51,634 76.6 72.5 - 80.8
Marital Status
Married 621 51,667 73.2 68.8 - 77.6
Not Married 344 21,887 53.1 46.1 - 60.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 625 49,460 71.3 66.8 - 75.8
On Medicaid 340 24,094 56.8 50.0 - 63.6

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.