Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,312 189,006 83.7 81.7 - 85.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,020 87,886 81.0 77.8 - 84.1
Non-Hispanic Black 401 26,249 78.4 72.5 - 84.2
Non-Hispanic Other 284 20,595 84.9 79.4 - 90.3
Hispanic 607 54,276 91.3 88.4 - 94.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 148 10,966 65.2 55.0 - 75.4
20-24 years old 404 36,974 81.8 76.9 - 86.7
25-34 years old 1,257 105,744 85.9 83.4 - 88.3
35 years old or more 503 35,322 86.9 82.9 - 91.0
Education
Less than high school 416 32,358 73.4 67.8 - 79.1
High school graduate 517 43,405 80.0 75.4 - 84.6
More than high school 1,371 112,724 88.9 86.8 - 91.0
Marital Status
Married 1,354 115,622 86.8 84.5 - 89.2
Not Married 958 73,384 79.2 75.7 - 82.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,239 103,940 86.0 83.5 - 88.5
On Medicaid 1,072 85,050 81.1 77.9 - 84.2

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.