Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,324 159,516 72.5 70.2 - 74.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,015 74,935 69.4 65.9 - 73.0
Non-Hispanic Black 414 23,957 70.1 64.0 - 76.2
Non-Hispanic Other 294 16,618 73.9 67.4 - 80.4
Hispanic 601 44,005 79.4 75.3 - 83.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 137 9,076 56.3 45.0 - 67.6
20-24 years old 385 26,873 67.3 61.3 - 73.3
25-34 years old 1,305 91,110 74.0 71.0 - 77.0
35 years old or more 497 32,457 79.7 75.2 - 84.2
Education
Less than high school 447 28,862 68.3 62.3 - 74.3
High school graduate 497 31,870 64.2 58.9 - 69.4
More than high school 1,376 98,340 77.1 74.3 - 79.9
Marital Status
Married 1,366 99,637 79.1 76.5 - 81.7
Not Married 958 59,879 63.7 59.7 - 67.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,245 87,935 75.2 72.2 - 78.3
On Medicaid 1,079 71,581 69.4 65.8 - 73.0

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.