Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 730 48,638 57.0 52.5 - 61.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 499 35,434 60.3 55.1 - 65.5
Non-Hispanic Black 58 2,116 36.4 18.6 - 54.2
Non-Hispanic Other 59 2,993 59.3 42.3 - 76.3
Hispanic 114 8,095 51.5 40.1 - 63.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 41 2,636 57.7 37.1 - 78.4
20-24 years old 113 8,818 57.9 46.6 - 69.3
25-34 years old 428 28,981 56.2 50.5 - 61.9
35 years old or more 148 8,204 58.8 48.4 - 69.3
Education
Less than high school 92 4,638 45.0 31.0 - 58.9
High school graduate 127 9,511 55.9 44.9 - 66.8
More than high school 506 34,277 59.4 54.2 - 64.6
Marital Status
Married 499 33,117 57.9 52.6 - 63.2
Not Married 231 15,521 55.2 46.8 - 63.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 498 32,050 57.0 51.6 - 62.4
On Medicaid 232 16,588 57.0 48.9 - 65.2

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.