Breastfeeding four weeks or more

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,403 74,452 68.8 64.8 - 72.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 713 47,344 65.9 61.2 - 70.7
Non-Hispanic Black 262 6,559 62.9 45.9 - 79.8
Non-Hispanic Other 100 5,943 79.2 65.2 - 93.1
Hispanic 328 14,606 79.0 71.1 - 86.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 534 3,793 46.2 31.7 - 60.8
20-24 years old 148 11,109 57.9 47.5 - 68.4
25-34 years old 510 43,014 74.5 69.4 - 79.5
35 years old or more 211 16,535 71.6 63.0 - 80.3
Education
Less than high school 413 12,130 59.3 48.6 - 69.9
High school graduate 298 11,784 55.2 45.5 - 65.0
More than high school 687 49,893 75.8 71.4 - 80.3
Marital Status
Married 606 45,919 73.7 68.9 - 78.5
Not Married 797 28,533 62.1 55.5 - 68.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 664 46,241 74.3 69.6 - 79.0
On Medicaid 739 28,211 61.4 54.7 - 68.1

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.