Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,037 83,675 72.4 68.9 - 75.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 819 61,317 68.0 64.0 - 72.1
Non-Hispanic Black 86 5,949 76.6 65.1 - 88.1
Non-Hispanic Other 51 4,417 90.6 80.6 - 100
Hispanic 81 11,992 93.2 86.6 - 99.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 63 5,765 70.4 56.9 - 84.0
20-24 years old 160 14,607 68.7 59.7 - 77.8
25-34 years old 576 43,685 70.9 66.2 - 75.6
35 years old or more 238 19,618 79.8 73.4 - 86.2
Education
Less than high school 133 12,874 69.7 59.4 - 80.1
High school graduate 242 18,175 61.2 53.7 - 68.7
More than high school 657 51,801 78.1 74.2 - 82.0
Marital Status
Married 728 58,101 74.7 70.8 - 78.6
Not Married 309 25,574 67.6 60.8 - 74.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 722 55,359 73.1 69.0 - 77.2
On Medicaid 315 28,317 70.9 64.6 - 77.2

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.