Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,517 182,479 85.5 83.5 - 87.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,005 88,823 84.6 81.7 - 87.5
Non-Hispanic Black 506 26,042 84.3 78.7 - 90.0
Non-Hispanic Other 325 22,112 87.7 83.3 - 92.1
Hispanic 681 45,502 86.8 83.3 - 90.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 417 6,045 68.6 57.9 - 79.3
20-24 years old 393 34,584 83.2 78.2 - 88.2
25-34 years old 1,180 101,223 86.9 84.3 - 89.4
35 years old or more 527 40,627 87.1 83.3 - 91.0
Education
Less than high school 585 28,116 77.7 72.2 - 83.3
High school graduate 577 41,214 82.8 78.3 - 87.4
More than high school 1,349 112,882 88.7 86.5 - 90.9
Marital Status
Married 1,324 111,468 87.4 85.1 - 89.7
Not Married 1,193 71,011 82.6 79.2 - 86.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,271 104,252 89.1 86.8 - 91.4
On Medicaid 1,245 78,105 81.0 77.7 - 84.3

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.