Percentage of infants fed exclusively breast milk in delivery hospital

Source:2012-2014 Vital Statistics Data as of April, 2016

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  Infants, Excl. breast milk Average Births Percentage
Region/County 2012 2013 2014 Total 2012-2014
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 3,301 3,722 4,074 11,097 12,360 29.9
Suffolk 4,556 5,149 5,508 15,213 13,580 37.3
Region Total 7,857 8,871 9,582 26,310 25,940 33.8
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 5,131 5,389 5,845 16,365 18,843 28.9
Kings 13,136 12,687 13,044 38,867 38,022 34.1
New York 7,719 7,197 7,325 22,241 17,260 43.0
Queens 6,699 7,322 8,965 22,986 26,622 28.8
Richmond 1,629 1,535 1,385 4,549 4,683 32.4
Region Total 34,314 34,130 36,564 105,008 105,429 33.2
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 1,398 1,259 1,236 3,893 2,373 54.7
Orange 2,183 2,351 2,066 6,600 4,280 51.4
Putnam 480 442 481 1,403 751 62.3
Rockland 1,844 1,930 2,233 6,007 4,403 45.5
Sullivan 389 348 337 1,074 789 45.4
Ulster 907 911 847 2,665 1,430 62.1
Westchester 4,353 4,624 4,312 13,289 9,493 46.7
Region Total 11,554 11,865 11,512 34,931 23,520 49.5
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 1,554 1,639 1,775 4,968 2,866 57.8
Columbia 246 286 281 813 481 56.3
Greene 179 228 234 641 377 56.7
Rensselaer 844 957 881 2,682 1,530 58.4
Saratoga 1,449 1,488 1,533 4,470 2,090 71.3
Schenectady 1,008 858 1,010 2,876 1,655 57.9
Region Total 5,280 5,456 5,714 16,450 8,999 60.9
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 286 284 298 868 501 57.8
Herkimer 350 342 350 1,042 620 56.0
Montgomery 308 326 338 972 557 58.2
Otsego 319 347 318 984 498 65.9
Schoharie 172 151 154 477 240 66.3
Region Total 1,435 1,450 1,458 4,343 2,416 59.9
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 545 510 547 1,602 720 74.2
Essex 225 207 213 645 296 72.6
Franklin 275 284 256 815 462 58.8
Hamilton s s s 61 29 70.1
Warren 353 407 423 1,183 558 70.7
Washington 324 365 379 1,068 568 62.7
Region Total 1,744 1,791 1,839 5,374 2,633 68.0
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 1,373 1,317 1,249 3,939 2,000 65.7
Lewis 203 208 234 645 315 68.3
St. Lawrence 695 737 665 2,097 1,115 62.7
Region Total 2,271 2,262 2,148 6,681 3,430 64.9
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 461 452 469 1,382 721 63.9
Cortland 279 296 280 855 433 65.8
Madison 421 377 373 1,171 605 64.5
Oneida 1,146 1,129 1,178 3,453 2,361 48.8
Onondaga 2,697 2,667 2,613 7,977 4,715 56.4
Oswego 697 669 619 1,985 1,200 55.1
Region Total 5,701 5,590 5,532 16,823 10,033 55.9
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 1,257 1,299 1,349 3,905 1,887 69.0
Chenango 307 293 333 933 483 64.4
Delaware 250 213 237 700 376 62.1
Tioga 314 336 233 883 467 63.0
Tompkins 686 581 585 1,852 824 74.9
Region Total 2,814 2,722 2,737 8,273 4,037 68.3
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 470 442 422 1,334 875 50.8
Livingston 297 298 304 899 473 63.4
Monroe 3,744 3,684 3,661 11,089 7,381 50.1
Ontario 639 596 614 1,849 955 64.5
Schuyler 119 98 89 306 159 64.2
Seneca 236 250 246 732 354 68.9
Steuben 700 682 626 2,008 1,004 66.7
Wayne 548 510 526 1,584 875 60.3
Yates 241 231 225 697 291 79.8
Region Total 6,994 6,791 6,713 20,498 12,367 55.2
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 284 261 280 825 455 60.4
Cattaraugus 461 457 472 1,390 850 54.5
Chautauqua 733 682 707 2,122 1,332 53.1
Erie 4,398 4,496 4,765 13,659 8,918 51.1
Genesee 363 341 382 1,086 551 65.7
Niagara 940 1,036 1,065 3,041 1,988 51.0
Orleans 189 193 209 591 384 51.3
Wyoming 222 269 240 731 354 68.8
Region Total 7,590 7,735 8,120 23,445 14,831 52.7
New York State 87,554 88,663 91,919 268,136 213,636 41.8

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