Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2000

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,184 83,640 69.3 66.0 - 72.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 921 61,128 65.4 61.6 - 69.3
Non-Hispanic Black 125 8,212 73.1 62.2 - 84.0
Non-Hispanic Other 41 3,867 95.3 88.4 - 100
Hispanic 97 10,433 87.1 79.2 - 95.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 96 9,330 80.4 70.6 - 90.3
20-24 years old 192 15,969 68.4 60.3 - 76.5
25-34 years old 649 42,369 66.7 62.2 - 71.3
35 years old or more 247 15,972 71.9 64.7 - 79.0
Education
Less than high school 146 13,405 72.4 63.1 - 81.7
High school graduate 335 20,403 55.3 48.9 - 61.8
More than high school 694 48,734 76.0 72.0 - 79.9
Marital Status
Married 854 58,864 70.2 66.5 - 74.0
Not Married 330 24,776 67.2 60.6 - 73.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 879 59,351 68.4 64.6 - 72.2
On Medicaid 305 24,289 71.6 65.1 - 78.1

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

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.