Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,419 88,179 81.3 77.8 - 84.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 717 56,855 78.9 74.8 - 83.1
Non-Hispanic Black 267 7,655 72.9 57.3 - 88.5
Non-Hispanic Other 101 6,570 88.0 75.9 - 100
Hispanic 334 17,099 92.3 87.3 - 97.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 546 6,154 74.3 61.6 - 86.9
20-24 years old 150 14,295 74.4 65.0 - 83.9
25-34 years old 511 49,273 85.3 81.2 - 89.4
35 years old or more 212 18,457 79.4 71.3 - 87.4
Education
Less than high school 421 15,164 73.9 64.2 - 83.7
High school graduate 305 16,270 75.3 66.8 - 83.8
More than high school 687 56,086 85.3 81.6 - 89.0
Marital Status
Married 607 52,828 84.3 80.2 - 88.4
Not Married 812 35,351 77.1 71.3 - 82.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 666 53,678 86.3 82.5 - 90.0
On Medicaid 753 34,501 74.5 68.5 - 80.6

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.