Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2001

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,205 81,586 68.7 65.4 - 72.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 933 60,417 65.3 61.5 - 69.1
Non-Hispanic Black 107 6,366 65.7 53.5 - 77.9
Non-Hispanic Other 48 3,472 85.7 72.0 - 99.4
Hispanic 117 11,331 90.5 84.3 - 96.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 97 5,513 53.7 40.9 - 66.5
20-24 years old 193 12,636 60.7 52.1 - 69.3
25-34 years old 662 45,789 71.2 66.9 - 75.4
35 years old or more 253 17,648 75.7 69.1 - 82.3
Education
Less than high school 163 9,233 56.9 46.8 - 66.9
High school graduate 337 21,184 58.0 51.4 - 64.5
More than high school 690 50,217 77.7 73.9 - 81.5
Marital Status
Married 897 63,875 73.3 69.8 - 76.9
Not Married 308 17,711 56.0 48.7 - 63.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 882 61,467 71.1 67.5 - 74.8
On Medicaid 323 20,119 62.2 55.3 - 69.1

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.