Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2002

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,163 84,221 72.0 68.7 - 75.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 887 62,461 69.6 65.8 - 73.4
Non-Hispanic Black 117 7,218 67.8 55.9 - 79.7
Non-Hispanic Other 47 3,649 83.0 68.7 - 97.3
Hispanic 112 10,894 89.3 82.3 - 96.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 58 4,291 57.4 41.3 - 73.5
20-24 years old 197 15,882 72.7 64.7 - 80.7
25-34 years old 654 46,487 72.6 68.3 - 76.9
35 years old or more 254 17,561 74.4 67.4 - 81.4
Education
Less than high school 127 9,803 58.5 47.1 - 69.8
High school graduate 327 21,262 63.6 57.1 - 70.2
More than high school 694 51,768 79.5 75.8 - 83.2
Marital Status
Married 875 65,641 75.5 71.9 - 79.1
Not Married 288 18,580 61.9 54.5 - 69.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 845 61,838 74.3 70.6 - 78.0
On Medicaid 318 22,383 66.4 59.5 - 73.3

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.