Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,081 85,735 75.6 72.3 - 78.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 753 59,249 74.0 70.1 - 77.8
Non-Hispanic Black 105 6,947 68.9 55.2 - 82.5
Non-Hispanic Other 71 6,217 88.7 78.8 - 98.6
Hispanic 152 13,322 82.2 74.1 - 90.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 48 3,163 60.7 42.5 - 79.0
20-24 years old 201 15,196 75.2 67.1 - 83.2
25-34 years old 607 49,973 76.5 72.2 - 80.7
35 years old or more 225 17,404 76.9 70.1 - 83.6
Education
Less than high school 136 9,650 61.7 50.9 - 72.5
High school graduate 229 16,406 67.3 59.3 - 75.2
More than high school 711 59,252 81.2 77.8 - 84.7
Marital Status
Married 713 60,557 79.9 76.3 - 83.4
Not Married 368 25,178 66.9 60.5 - 73.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 683 57,690 79.6 76.0 - 83.3
On Medicaid 398 28,046 68.4 62.3 - 74.5

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.