Percentage of WIC infants breastfeeding at least 6 months

Source:2013-2015 NYS Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System Data as of May, 2017

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  Infants breastfeeding 6 months + Average WIC births Percentage
Region/County Total 2013-2015
Reg- 1 Long Island
Nassau 1,263 1,211 34.8
Suffolk 1,873 1,897 32.9
Reg- 2 New York City
Bronx 7,402 5,900 41.8
Kings 16,005 9,814 54.4
New York 4,009 3,428 39.0
Queens 8,272 6,023 45.8
Richmond 653 624 34.9
Reg- 3 Mid-Hudson
Dutchess 322 346 31.1
Orange 1,340 932 47.9
Putnam s 110 s
Rockland 2,270 1,062 71.2
Sullivan 158 173 30.5
Ulster 149 181 27.4
Westchester 2,252 1,669 45.0
Reg- 4 Capital Region
Albany 357 470 25.3
Columbia s 103 s
Greene s 75 s
Rensselaer 166 311 17.8
Saratoga 128 184 23.2
Schenectady 184 313 19.6
Reg- 5 Mohawk Valley
Fulton s 102 s
Herkimer 92 156 19.7
Montgomery s 102 s
Otsego s 94 s
Schoharie s 63 s
Reg- 6 North Country
Clinton 110 163 22.5
Essex s 64 s
Franklin s 116 s
Hamilton s 8 s
Warren s 97 s
Washington 92 142 21.6
Reg- 7 Tug Hill Seaway
Jefferson 400 491 27.2
Lewis s 91 s
St. Lawrence 127 218 19.4
Reg- 8 Central NY
Cayuga 79 136 19.4
Cortland 77 121 21.2
Madison 172 267 21.5
Oneida s 374 s
Onondaga 592 894 22.1
Oswego 181 311 19.4
Reg- 9 Southern Tier
Broome 284 457 20.7
Chenango 76 150 16.9
Delaware s 84 s
Tioga 90 116 25.9
Tompkins 167 132 42.2
Reg- 10 Finger Lakes
Chemung 117 224 17.4
Livingston s 88 s
Monroe 807 1,287 20.9
Ontario 115 170 22.5
Schuyler s 34 s
Seneca s 66 s
Steuben 138 196 23.5
Wayne 96 151 21.2
Yates s 35 s
Reg- 11 Western NY
Allegany s 97 s
Cattaraugus 115 171 22.4
Chautauqua 185 358 17.2
Erie 965 1,715 18.8
Genesee 156 201 25.9
Niagara 189 402 15.7
Orleans s 83 s
Wyoming s 49 s
New York State 53,503 45,100 39.5

s: Data do not meet reporting criteria

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