Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,143 83,432 72.9 69.6 - 76.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 794 57,186 69.9 65.9 - 73.8
Non-Hispanic Black 115 7,667 70.4 57.9 - 83.0
Non-Hispanic Other 65 5,314 95.0 88.8 - 100
Hispanic 169 13,265 82.5 74.9 - 90.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 77 4,960 60.8 45.4 - 76.3
20-24 years old 202 14,205 70.2 62.1 - 78.3
25-34 years old 616 46,985 76.3 72.1 - 80.5
35 years old or more 248 17,283 70.8 63.6 - 78.0
Education
Less than high school 165 11,075 66.0 56.1 - 75.9
High school graduate 241 15,059 59.4 51.5 - 67.3
More than high school 727 56,251 79.2 75.5 - 82.8
Marital Status
Married 776 58,923 75.1 71.3 - 78.9
Not Married 367 24,510 68.1 61.7 - 74.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 743 54,857 75.0 71.1 - 78.9
On Medicaid 400 28,575 69.3 63.3 - 75.2

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.