Percentage of WIC mothers breastfeeding at least 6 months

Source:2009-2011 NYS Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System Data as of September, 2013

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  Women breastfed 6 months + Average WIC births Percentage
Region/County Total 2009-2011
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 2,869 2,524 37.9
Suffolk 3,825 3,581 35.6
Region Total 6,694 6,105 36.5
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 14,213 11,174 42.4
Kings 29,065 18,739 51.7
New York 9,127 7,568 40.2
Queens 14,826 10,720 46.1
Richmond 1,438 1,317 36.4
Region Total 68,669 49,518 46.2
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 685 700 32.6
Orange 2,296 1,675 45.7
Putnam 255 195 43.5
Rockland 3,976 1,921 69.0
Sullivan 294 367 26.7
Ulster 272 353 25.7
Westchester 4,832 3,377 47.7
Region Total 12,610 8,588 48.9
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 595 922 21.5
Columbia 153 217 23.5
Greene 84 148 18.9
Rensselaer 253 612 13.8
Saratoga 234 384 20.3
Schenectady 315 597 17.6
Region Total 1,634 2,880 18.9
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton 61 196 10.4
Herkimer 115 261 14.7
Montgomery 120 264 15.2
Otsego 137 190 24.0
Schoharie 69 125 18.4
Region Total 502 1,036 16.2
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 177 321 18.4
Essex 91 150 20.2
Franklin 134 235 19.0
Hamilton s 15 s
Warren 134 249 18.0
Washington 136 307 14.8
Region Total 672 1,262 17.7
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 586 958 20.4
Lewis 106 174 20.3
St. Lawrence 142 258 18.4
Region Total 834 1,389 20.0
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 150 332 15.1
Cortland 146 229 21.2
Madison 169 291 19.4
Oneida 503 1,041 16.1
Onondaga 987 1,838 17.9
Oswego 293 622 15.7
Region Total 2,248 4,354 17.2
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 519 844 20.5
Chenango 188 417 15.0
Delaware 103 189 18.1
Tioga 148 218 22.6
Tompkins 258 247 34.8
Region Total 1,216 1,915 21.2
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 217 480 15.1
Livingston 152 186 27.2
Monroe 1,458 2,493 19.5
Ontario 206 328 21.0
Schuyler 39 75 17.4
Seneca 47 95 16.4
Steuben 202 392 17.2
Wayne 138 315 14.6
Yates 37 75 16.4
Region Total 2,496 4,439 18.7
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany 111 203 18.2
Cattaraugus 186 352 17.6
Chautauqua 290 695 13.9
Erie 1,250 2,935 14.2
Genesee 208 367 18.9
Niagara 293 757 12.9
Orleans 78 161 16.1
Wyoming 73 101 24.0
Region Total 2,489 5,572 14.9
New York State 100,054 87,079 38.3

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