Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,527 182,540 79.2 77.1 - 81.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,186 92,431 76.9 73.9 - 79.9
Non-Hispanic Black 499 27,121 75.2 69.6 - 80.9
Non-Hispanic Other 222 14,599 83.3 76.8 - 89.9
Hispanic 620 48,390 85.2 81.7 - 88.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 170 11,730 72.5 62.5 - 82.5
20-24 years old 497 39,865 80.4 75.9 - 85.0
25-34 years old 1,310 93,722 78.6 75.8 - 81.5
35 years old or more 550 37,223 81.5 77.4 - 85.6
Education
Less than high school 422 33,753 74.0 68.4 - 79.7
High school graduate 679 45,581 73.9 69.6 - 78.1
More than high school 1,413 102,180 83.9 81.5 - 86.3
Marital Status
Married 1,523 115,646 83.1 80.8 - 85.5
Not Married 1,004 66,894 73.1 69.4 - 76.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,365 98,735 81.0 78.3 - 83.6
On Medicaid 1,162 83,805 77.2 73.9 - 80.4

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.