Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,053 164,648 80.5 78.3 - 82.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,008 81,094 77.6 74.5 - 80.7
Non-Hispanic Black 336 21,735 77.1 70.5 - 83.8
Non-Hispanic Other 235 18,711 81.2 74.8 - 87.5
Hispanic 474 43,108 88.1 84.4 - 91.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 93 7,071 70.7 58.7 - 82.7
20-24 years old 395 31,791 81.1 76.0 - 86.2
25-34 years old 1,118 91,472 80.9 78.0 - 83.8
35 years old or more 447 34,314 81.0 76.4 - 85.5
Education
Less than high school 348 26,513 71.3 65.1 - 77.5
High school graduate 459 36,244 76.7 71.7 - 81.7
More than high school 1,238 101,104 84.7 82.2 - 87.2
Marital Status
Married 1,241 103,076 82.5 79.9 - 85.1
Not Married 812 61,572 77.2 73.4 - 81.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,118 91,871 82.7 80.0 - 85.5
On Medicaid 935 72,777 77.8 74.3 - 81.3

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.