Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,768 132,293 76.5 74.0 - 79.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,005 74,900 70.6 67.0 - 74.1
Non-Hispanic Black 292 18,328 81.8 75.9 - 87.7
Non-Hispanic Other 126 9,024 86.5 79.0 - 93.9
Hispanic 345 30,041 88.7 84.6 - 92.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 115 9,457 75.6 65.7 - 85.5
20-24 years old 308 24,680 74.2 67.8 - 80.6
25-34 years old 961 70,078 76.4 73.0 - 79.9
35 years old or more 384 28,078 79.3 74.1 - 84.5
Education
Less than high school 292 23,873 74.7 67.9 - 81.4
High school graduate 462 32,157 68.0 62.6 - 73.3
More than high school 1,009 75,438 81.6 78.6 - 84.6
Marital Status
Married 1,104 84,315 78.5 75.4 - 81.5
Not Married 664 47,978 73.3 68.8 - 77.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,038 75,183 76.0 72.6 - 79.3
On Medicaid 730 57,110 77.2 73.3 - 81.2

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.