Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,346 187,434 84.5 82.6 - 86.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,022 89,996 82.6 79.7 - 85.5
Non-Hispanic Black 419 28,546 83.1 78.2 - 88.0
Non-Hispanic Other 295 18,843 84.0 78.5 - 89.5
Hispanic 610 50,050 89.2 85.9 - 92.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 136 12,313 77.4 67.7 - 87.1
20-24 years old 389 34,112 84.6 79.9 - 89.4
25-34 years old 1,315 103,309 83.3 80.8 - 85.9
35 years old or more 506 37,699 90.5 87.3 - 93.6
Education
Less than high school 454 34,574 80.5 75.4 - 85.6
High school graduate 503 38,652 77.0 72.3 - 81.7
More than high school 1,385 113,764 88.7 86.6 - 90.8
Marital Status
Married 1,377 110,946 87.5 85.4 - 89.7
Not Married 969 76,488 80.4 77.0 - 83.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,179 95,924 87.1 84.7 - 89.5
On Medicaid 1,166 91,365 81.9 79.0 - 84.8

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.