Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,923 100,192 55.1 52.4 - 57.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 819 53,784 61.7 57.6 - 65.7
Non-Hispanic Black 334 11,172 39.9 32.7 - 47.0
Non-Hispanic Other 246 8,001 42.8 34.9 - 50.8
Hispanic 524 27,235 57.0 51.7 - 62.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 111 5,766 47.1 34.1 - 60.0
20-24 years old 328 19,220 56.6 49.9 - 63.2
25-34 years old 1,063 54,221 54.8 51.2 - 58.5
35 years old or more 421 20,984 57.3 51.5 - 63.1
Education
Less than high school 347 19,119 57.9 51.1 - 64.7
High school graduate 387 21,348 56.9 50.9 - 63.0
More than high school 1,185 59,424 53.6 50.2 - 57.1
Marital Status
Married 1,158 60,812 56.6 53.2 - 60.1
Not Married 765 39,380 52.9 48.4 - 57.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,050 56,052 56.9 53.2 - 60.5
On Medicaid 873 44,139 53.1 48.9 - 57.3

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.