Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 969 86,781 77.5 74.1 - 80.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 669 60,077 76.9 72.8 - 80.9
Non-Hispanic Black 94 5,812 56.4 42.4 - 70.3
Non-Hispanic Other 65 5,070 95.2 87.5 - 100
Hispanic 141 15,822 87.2 80.2 - 94.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 75 4,566 47.0 32.3 - 61.8
20-24 years old 151 15,519 73.4 64.6 - 82.2
25-34 years old 550 52,284 82.8 78.9 - 86.8
35 years old or more 193 14,412 80.2 72.5 - 87.9
Education
Less than high school 155 10,862 57.7 47.2 - 68.1
High school graduate 190 17,302 70.1 61.7 - 78.6
More than high school 618 58,113 85.5 82.1 - 88.9
Marital Status
Married 623 58,291 82.4 78.6 - 86.3
Not Married 346 28,490 69.1 62.6 - 75.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 608 55,621 81.1 77.1 - 85.1
On Medicaid 361 31,159 71.9 65.7 - 78.0

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.