Percentage of WIC mothers breastfeeding at least 6 months

Source:2010-2012 NYS Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System Data as of September, 2013

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  Women breastfeeding 6 months + Average WIC births Percentage
Region/County Total 2010-2012
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 1,435 1,325 36.1
Suffolk 1,882 1,942 32.3
Region Total 3,317 3,267 33.8
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 7,580 5,959 42.4
Kings 15,795 10,106 52.1
New York 4,691 3,969 39.4
Queens 8,003 5,902 45.2
Richmond 774 705 36.6
Region Total 36,843 26,640 46.1
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 349 371 31.4
Orange 1,303 936 46.4
Putnam 138 104 44.2
Rockland 2,248 1,057 70.9
Sullivan 145 179 27.0
Ulster 147 190 25.8
Westchester 2,555 1,852 46.0
Region Total 6,885 4,689 48.9
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 334 493 22.6
Columbia 82 122 22.5
Greene 46 85 18.0
Rensselaer 146 358 13.6
Saratoga 132 208 21.2
Schenectady 171 331 17.2
Region Total 911 1,597 19.0
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 33 101 10.9
Herkimer 57 142 13.3
Montgomery 52 118 14.7
Otsego 57 100 19.0
Schoharie 36 65 18.6
Region Total 235 526 14.9
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 94 170 18.4
Essex 44 74 19.9
Franklin 65 122 17.8
Hamilton s 7 s
Warren 79 139 18.9
Washington 81 167 16.2
Region Total 363 672 18.0
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 332 515 21.5
Lewis 63 92 22.9
St. Lawrence 128 265 16.1
Region Total 523 871 20.0
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 71 181 13.1
Cortland 67 127 17.6
Madison 87 154 18.9
Oneida 291 580 16.7
Onondaga 559 971 19.2
Oswego 162 332 16.2
Region Total 1,237 2,345 17.6
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 284 447 21.2
Chenango 79 139 18.9
Delaware 47 92 17.1
Tioga 82 113 24.1
Tompkins 138 126 36.6
Region Total 630 917 22.9
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 116 268 14.4
Livingston 91 105 28.9
Monroe 788 1,320 19.9
Ontario 96 172 18.6
Schuyler 22 44 16.8
Seneca 21 50 14.0
Steuben 96 200 16.0
Wayne 75 160 15.6
Yates 22 44 16.7
Region Total 1,327 2,362 18.7
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 50 96 17.4
Cattaraugus 90 188 16.0
Chautauqua 162 378 14.3
Erie 752 1,587 15.8
Genesee 119 195 20.3
Niagara 135 394 11.4
Orleans 34 73 15.6
Wyoming 41 60 22.8
Region Total 1,383 2,971 15.5
New York State 53,706 46,864 38.2

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