Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 966 88,187 80.1 76.9 - 83.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 665 63,242 79.8 76.0 - 83.6
Non-Hispanic Black 91 6,810 70.3 57.8 - 82.7
Non-Hispanic Other 64 3,924 91.2 78.2 - 100
Hispanic 146 14,211 84.3 76.8 - 91.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 57 4,978 69.2 53.1 - 85.3
20-24 years old 166 17,046 79.5 71.7 - 87.2
25-34 years old 562 50,267 79.6 75.4 - 83.8
35 years old or more 181 15,896 86.9 80.9 - 92.8
Education
Less than high school 127 12,809 76.2 66.1 - 86.2
High school graduate 207 15,788 64.4 56.3 - 72.4
More than high school 631 59,289 86.6 83.4 - 89.9
Marital Status
Married 606 54,716 84.4 81.0 - 87.9
Not Married 360 33,471 73.9 68.0 - 79.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 583 53,968 83.7 80.0 - 87.4
On Medicaid 383 34,220 75.0 69.4 - 80.6

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.