Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,845 160,146 74.0 71.6 - 76.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,131 78,359 73.3 69.8 - 76.7
Non-Hispanic Black 565 22,079 70.7 63.6 - 77.9
Non-Hispanic Other 357 19,721 70.9 64.5 - 77.3
Hispanic 792 39,987 79.1 75.1 - 83.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 601 7,093 56.2 45.4 - 66.9
20-24 years old 407 27,591 67.5 61.4 - 73.5
25-34 years old 1,248 87,099 76.3 73.2 - 79.4
35 years old or more 589 38,363 78.6 73.8 - 83.4
Education
Less than high school 709 26,865 62.8 56.6 - 69.0
High school graduate 604 29,870 66.7 61.0 - 72.4
More than high school 1,526 102,534 80.1 77.4 - 82.8
Marital Status
Married 1,439 98,798 78.5 75.6 - 81.3
Not Married 1,406 61,349 67.7 63.7 - 71.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,393 91,821 78.5 75.6 - 81.5
On Medicaid 1,452 68,326 68.6 64.8 - 72.4

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.