Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,381 184,700 84.3 82.4 - 86.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,075 87,667 81.6 78.7 - 84.5
Non-Hispanic Black 410 26,404 83.6 78.4 - 88.8
Non-Hispanic Other 332 25,115 87.5 83.0 - 91.9
Hispanic 564 45,515 88.6 85.2 - 92.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 114 10,769 77.5 67.6 - 87.3
20-24 years old 407 33,643 81.1 76.1 - 86.1
25-34 years old 1,316 102,278 86.0 83.6 - 88.4
35 years old or more 544 38,010 84.9 80.9 - 88.9
Education
Less than high school 406 30,666 73.1 67.4 - 78.9
High school graduate 489 36,533 80.4 75.9 - 84.9
More than high school 1,481 117,018 89.3 87.3 - 91.3
Marital Status
Married 1,450 116,738 88.6 86.5 - 90.7
Not Married 931 67,963 77.8 74.3 - 81.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,258 99,227 86.8 84.4 - 89.3
On Medicaid 1,123 85,473 81.6 78.6 - 84.5

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.