Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,072 85,471 74.0 70.6 - 77.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 748 57,994 73.6 69.6 - 77.7
Non-Hispanic Black 104 8,168 66.9 53.8 - 80.1
Non-Hispanic Other 68 5,440 83.2 71.5 - 94.9
Hispanic 152 13,869 77.0 68.3 - 85.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 73 6,638 57.9 42.8 - 73.0
20-24 years old 190 15,029 70.7 62.4 - 79.0
25-34 years old 589 45,909 74.8 70.3 - 79.3
35 years old or more 220 17,896 83.6 77.5 - 89.6
Education
Less than high school 163 12,560 61.1 51.1 - 71.2
High school graduate 225 16,948 65.0 56.8 - 73.2
More than high school 679 55,904 81.5 77.9 - 85.1
Marital Status
Married 699 55,821 80.7 77.1 - 84.4
Not Married 373 29,650 64.0 57.5 - 70.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 685 55,321 78.9 75.0 - 82.8
On Medicaid 387 30,150 66.4 60.2 - 72.7

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.