Breastfeeding Initiation

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,179 88,104 82.8 79.5 - 86.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 639 58,122 81.5 77.5 - 85.5
Non-Hispanic Black 220 8,608 76.1 63.5 - 88.8
Non-Hispanic Other 91 6,617 95.5 90.6 - 100
Hispanic 229 14,757 87.4 80.2 - 94.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 357 4,169 79.9 68.2 - 91.6
20-24 years old 165 18,441 81.6 73.8 - 89.4
25-34 years old 466 47,272 82.9 78.5 - 87.3
35 years old or more 191 18,222 84.4 77.6 - 91.2
Education
Less than high school 318 12,197 73.7 64.0 - 83.5
High school graduate 271 19,805 76.9 69.2 - 84.6
More than high school 585 55,835 87.4 83.8 - 91.0
Marital Status
Married 543 54,451 85.7 82.0 - 89.5
Not Married 636 33,653 78.4 72.6 - 84.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 583 53,436 87.1 83.5 - 90.8
On Medicaid 596 34,668 76.8 71.1 - 82.6

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.