Percentage of infants fed exclusively breast milk in delivery hospital

Source:2011-2013 Vital Statistics Data as of February, 2015

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  Infants, Excl. breast milk Average Births Percentage
Region/County 2011 2012 2013 Total 2011-2013
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 3,203 3,301 3,722 10,226 12,327 27.7
Suffolk 4,344 4,556 5,149 14,049 13,795 33.9
Region Total 7,547 7,857 8,871 24,275 26,122 31.0
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 5,931 5,131 5,389 16,451 19,047 28.8
Kings 11,912 13,136 12,687 37,735 37,956 33.1
New York 7,419 7,719 7,197 22,335 17,695 42.1
Queens 6,598 6,699 7,322 20,619 26,632 25.8
Richmond 1,613 1,629 1,535 4,777 4,781 33.3
Region Total 33,473 34,314 34,130 101,917 106,111 32.0
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 1,393 1,398 1,259 4,050 2,382 56.7
Orange 2,062 2,183 2,351 6,596 4,339 50.7
Putnam 461 480 442 1,383 762 60.5
Rockland 1,983 1,844 1,930 5,757 4,204 45.6
Sullivan 315 389 348 1,052 804 43.6
Ulster 988 907 911 2,806 1,484 63.0
Westchester 4,387 4,353 4,624 13,364 9,539 46.7
Region Total 11,589 11,554 11,865 35,008 23,514 49.6
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 1,627 1,554 1,639 4,820 2,834 56.7
Columbia 249 246 286 781 500 52.1
Greene 180 179 228 587 386 50.7
Rensselaer 865 844 957 2,666 1,556 57.1
Saratoga 1,291 1,449 1,488 4,228 2,066 68.2
Schenectady 848 1,008 858 2,714 1,639 55.2
Region Total 5,060 5,280 5,456 15,796 8,981 58.6
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 296 286 284 866 512 56.4
Herkimer 325 350 342 1,017 623 54.4
Montgomery 285 308 326 919 544 56.3
Otsego 299 319 347 965 499 64.5
Schoharie 170 172 151 493 252 65.2
Region Total 1,375 1,435 1,450 4,260 2,430 58.4
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 502 545 510 1,557 721 72.0
Essex 210 225 207 642 302 70.9
Franklin 277 275 284 836 486 57.3
Hamilton 25 22 18 65 33 65.7
Warren 336 353 407 1,096 565 64.7
Washington 354 324 365 1,043 591 58.8
Region Total 1,704 1,744 1,791 5,239 2,698 64.7
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 1,229 1,373 1,317 3,919 2,019 64.7
Lewis 204 203 208 615 310 66.1
St. Lawrence 701 695 737 2,133 1,155 61.6
Region Total 2,134 2,271 2,262 6,667 3,484 63.8
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 458 461 452 1,371 730 62.6
Cortland 274 279 296 849 439 64.5
Madison 435 421 377 1,233 621 66.2
Oneida 1,221 1,146 1,129 3,496 2,434 47.9
Onondaga 2,677 2,697 2,667 8,041 4,754 56.4
Oswego 683 697 669 2,049 1,234 55.3
Region Total 5,748 5,701 5,590 17,039 10,212 55.6
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 1,259 1,257 1,299 3,815 1,861 68.3
Chenango 257 307 293 857 476 60.0
Delaware 210 250 213 673 368 61.0
Tioga 326 314 336 976 454 71.7
Tompkins 642 686 581 1,909 842 75.6
Region Total 2,694 2,814 2,722 8,230 4,002 68.5
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 586 470 442 1,498 894 55.9
Livingston 330 297 298 925 489 63.1
Monroe 3,805 3,744 3,684 11,233 7,420 50.5
Ontario 613 639 596 1,848 939 65.6
Schuyler 97 119 98 314 160 65.4
Seneca 243 236 250 729 357 68.1
Steuben 659 700 682 2,041 1,004 67.8
Wayne 600 548 510 1,658 901 61.3
Yates 227 241 231 699 295 79.0
Region Total 7,160 6,994 6,791 20,945 12,457 56.0
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 312 284 261 857 461 62.0
Cattaraugus 468 461 457 1,386 850 54.4
Chautauqua 685 733 682 2,100 1,312 53.4
Erie 4,385 4,398 4,496 13,279 8,822 50.2
Genesee 337 363 341 1,041 548 63.3
Niagara 1,012 940 1,036 2,988 1,985 50.2
Orleans 208 189 193 590 381 51.6
Wyoming 235 222 269 726 356 68.0
Region Total 7,642 7,590 7,735 22,967 14,715 52.0
New York State 86,126 87,554 88,663 262,343 214,725 40.7

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