Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,109 145,692 76.9 74.5 - 79.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,056 75,832 72.9 69.6 - 76.2
Non-Hispanic Black 368 20,199 74.0 67.5 - 80.5
Non-Hispanic Other 174 12,031 85.6 78.6 - 92.6
Hispanic 511 37,631 85.2 81.3 - 89.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 143 8,990 68.5 57.6 - 79.4
20-24 years old 396 27,994 76.2 70.9 - 81.5
25-34 years old 1,104 77,736 78.0 74.9 - 81.1
35 years old or more 466 30,973 77.4 72.4 - 82.4
Education
Less than high school 344 22,926 72.3 66.0 - 78.7
High school graduate 557 35,262 69.9 64.9 - 74.8
More than high school 1,195 86,273 81.4 78.7 - 84.2
Marital Status
Married 1,305 94,936 78.3 75.5 - 81.1
Not Married 804 50,756 74.3 70.2 - 78.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,160 80,733 77.6 74.6 - 80.7
On Medicaid 949 64,959 75.9 72.4 - 79.5

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.