Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,367 156,763 71.8 69.5 - 74.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,072 73,899 69.0 65.6 - 72.5
Non-Hispanic Black 405 22,043 71.1 64.9 - 77.4
Non-Hispanic Other 330 22,489 78.4 72.9 - 83.9
Hispanic 560 38,332 74.4 69.8 - 79.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 114 8,283 59.6 48.1 - 71.1
20-24 years old 401 25,394 61.7 55.7 - 67.7
25-34 years old 1,313 89,566 75.3 72.3 - 78.2
35 years old or more 539 33,520 75.7 71.0 - 80.4
Education
Less than high school 407 26,051 61.3 55.1 - 67.4
High school graduate 486 29,704 66.1 60.7 - 71.5
More than high school 1,469 100,537 77.2 74.5 - 79.9
Marital Status
Married 1,449 104,849 79.6 76.9 - 82.2
Not Married 918 51,913 60.0 55.9 - 64.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,300 87,544 74.2 71.2 - 77.3
On Medicaid 1,067 69,218 69.0 65.4 - 72.5

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.