Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,012 71,662 65.5 61.8 - 69.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 688 46,343 62.6 58.1 - 67.1
Non-Hispanic Black 96 6,606 69.2 56.0 - 82.3
Non-Hispanic Other 95 7,706 80.2 69.8 - 90.5
Hispanic 133 11,006 67.9 57.8 - 77.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 57 4,627 56.8 41.2 - 72.4
20-24 years old 179 10,517 49.5 40.2 - 58.8
25-34 years old 569 41,782 70.8 66.0 - 75.5
35 years old or more 207 14,735 70.2 62.3 - 78.1
Education
Less than high school 154 10,993 54.5 44.3 - 64.7
High school graduate 196 12,468 57.6 48.8 - 66.4
More than high school 659 47,730 71.1 66.8 - 75.5
Marital Status
Married 641 49,533 73.4 69.1 - 77.6
Not Married 371 22,129 52.8 46.2 - 59.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 644 46,075 68.8 64.2 - 73.3
On Medicaid 368 25,587 60.3 53.9 - 66.8

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.