Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,083 86,324 74.3 70.9 - 77.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 801 61,967 73.1 69.2 - 77.0
Non-Hispanic Black 101 5,726 60.4 45.6 - 75.2
Non-Hispanic Other 51 4,162 94.6 86.9 - 100
Hispanic 130 14,469 82.5 74.3 - 90.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 5,781 66.1 50.3 - 82.0
20-24 years old 202 18,231 74.0 66.3 - 81.7
25-34 years old 570 43,611 73.8 69.2 - 78.3
35 years old or more 235 18,702 79.1 72.6 - 85.5
Education
Less than high school 155 15,009 68.6 58.9 - 78.2
High school graduate 238 17,004 64.0 56.3 - 71.7
More than high school 682 53,411 80.3 76.5 - 84.0
Marital Status
Married 718 59,975 79.7 76.1 - 83.4
Not Married 365 26,349 64.3 57.7 - 71.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 708 56,397 78.2 74.4 - 82.0
On Medicaid 375 29,927 68.0 61.7 - 74.2

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.