Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,486 186,353 80.2 78.1 - 82.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,127 89,979 78.5 75.5 - 81.6
Non-Hispanic Black 481 30,616 76.9 71.3 - 82.5
Non-Hispanic Other 240 17,773 81.6 75.0 - 88.2
Hispanic 638 47,985 85.2 81.5 - 88.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 164 13,082 66.5 56.3 - 76.8
20-24 years old 490 37,489 77.2 72.4 - 82.1
25-34 years old 1,298 98,653 81.1 78.4 - 83.8
35 years old or more 534 37,130 87.0 83.3 - 90.7
Education
Less than high school 437 31,442 70.6 64.6 - 76.5
High school graduate 640 49,265 77.8 73.5 - 82.1
More than high school 1,401 105,009 84.9 82.5 - 87.2
Marital Status
Married 1,464 114,019 86.1 83.9 - 88.3
Not Married 1,022 72,335 72.3 68.5 - 76.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,317 99,935 83.1 80.5 - 85.7
On Medicaid 1,169 86,418 77.0 73.7 - 80.3

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.