Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2003

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,172 84,826 71.7 68.4 - 75.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 892 64,050 71.3 67.5 - 75.0
Non-Hispanic Black 118 6,683 59.9 47.6 - 72.3
Non-Hispanic Other 58 4,925 79.8 66.0 - 93.7
Hispanic 104 9,167 82.9 73.6 - 92.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 74 4,657 51.0 35.8 - 66.2
20-24 years old 196 14,704 68.2 60.1 - 76.4
25-34 years old 636 47,846 75.7 71.5 - 79.8
35 years old or more 266 17,619 72.4 65.5 - 79.3
Education
Less than high school 158 10,536 58.7 48.6 - 68.9
High school graduate 312 20,943 64.5 57.5 - 71.5
More than high school 687 51,343 78.3 74.5 - 82.0
Marital Status
Married 844 63,551 76.6 73.0 - 80.1
Not Married 328 21,274 60.4 53.4 - 67.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 827 61,213 76.1 72.5 - 79.7
On Medicaid 345 23,613 62.5 55.8 - 69.2

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.