Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,883 91,547 49.4 46.6 - 52.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 805 49,960 58.1 53.9 - 62.2
Non-Hispanic Black 310 10,029 38.9 31.6 - 46.2
Non-Hispanic Other 238 8,069 40.6 32.6 - 48.6
Hispanic 530 23,489 43.9 38.6 - 49.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 105 5,686 51.8 39.7 - 64.0
20-24 years old 331 16,721 45.9 39.2 - 52.5
25-34 years old 1,031 51,115 49.5 45.7 - 53.2
35 years old or more 416 18,025 52.3 46.0 - 58.6
Education
Less than high school 304 12,871 40.6 33.5 - 47.6
High school graduate 394 19,814 47.1 40.9 - 53.3
More than high school 1,179 58,649 52.8 49.3 - 56.3
Marital Status
Married 1,137 57,807 51.1 47.6 - 54.7
Not Married 746 33,740 46.8 42.1 - 51.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,103 55,356 51.6 47.9 - 55.2
On Medicaid 780 36,190 46.5 42.0 - 50.9

This report excludes respondents who never breastfed their baby and respondents whose baby was not born in the hospital

Note: NYS (excluding NYC) data are not available prior to 2009

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.