Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,013 86,801 79.4 76.2 - 82.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 689 57,117 77.1 73.1 - 81.1
Non-Hispanic Black 95 7,470 78.3 66.7 - 90.0
Non-Hispanic Other 95 8,852 92.1 84.6 - 99.6
Hispanic 134 13,363 83.4 75.2 - 91.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 57 6,028 74.1 60.3 - 87.8
20-24 years old 180 15,138 71.2 62.7 - 79.7
25-34 years old 566 48,689 83.1 79.2 - 87.1
35 years old or more 210 16,946 79.5 72.5 - 86.5
Education
Less than high school 153 12,415 62.9 52.9 - 73.0
High school graduate 194 16,056 74.2 66.6 - 81.9
More than high school 663 57,859 85.8 82.5 - 89.1
Marital Status
Married 640 56,734 84.3 80.7 - 87.8
Not Married 373 30,067 71.7 65.7 - 77.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 620 53,664 83.0 79.3 - 86.8
On Medicaid 393 33,137 74.3 68.7 - 79.9

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.