Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,872 183,647 84.6 82.6 - 86.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,141 89,806 83.6 80.6 - 86.6
Non-Hispanic Black 570 25,774 83.1 76.8 - 89.3
Non-Hispanic Other 358 22,439 80.9 75.2 - 86.5
Hispanic 803 45,629 89.6 86.6 - 92.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 616 10,198 79.2 70.3 - 88.2
20-24 years old 412 32,933 80.4 75.1 - 85.7
25-34 years old 1,252 98,708 86.3 83.8 - 88.9
35 years old or more 592 41,808 85.3 81.0 - 89.7
Education
Less than high school 722 32,506 75.5 69.9 - 81.1
High school graduate 611 35,484 79.2 74.2 - 84.1
More than high school 1,532 114,768 89.4 87.3 - 91.5
Marital Status
Married 1,448 109,769 86.7 84.3 - 89.1
Not Married 1,424 73,878 81.6 78.2 - 85.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,400 104,103 88.7 86.4 - 91.0
On Medicaid 1,472 79,544 79.7 76.3 - 83.1

This report excludes respondents whose baby has died or is not living with them.

Note: The question on co-sleeping changed in 2012, therefore co-sleeping will only be presented from 2012 forward.

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.