Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,945 104,107 58.4 55.7 - 61.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 856 56,283 66.1 62.3 - 69.8
Non-Hispanic Black 329 12,264 48.6 40.9 - 56.2
Non-Hispanic Other 279 12,148 50.9 43.5 - 58.2
Hispanic 481 23,412 53.3 47.7 - 58.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 87 6,019 59.0 45.9 - 72.2
20-24 years old 319 16,618 52.9 46.1 - 59.6
25-34 years old 1,096 59,906 60.0 56.4 - 63.5
35 years old or more 443 21,563 58.6 52.8 - 64.3
Education
Less than high school 293 16,472 56.6 49.4 - 63.9
High school graduate 360 19,712 56.2 49.9 - 62.5
More than high school 1,290 67,923 59.6 56.3 - 62.9
Marital Status
Married 1,244 68,193 60.5 57.2 - 63.8
Not Married 701 35,914 54.8 50.1 - 59.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,099 59,519 60.3 56.8 - 63.9
On Medicaid 846 44,588 56.0 51.8 - 60.2

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.