Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,351 111,491 62.2 59.6 - 64.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 942 58,965 67.8 64.0 - 71.6
Non-Hispanic Black 446 14,792 56.6 48.8 - 64.5
Non-Hispanic Other 289 10,552 49.7 42.0 - 57.4
Hispanic 674 27,183 60.7 55.4 - 66.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 445 5,199 52.3 40.4 - 64.2
20-24 years old 332 19,409 60.3 53.6 - 67.0
25-34 years old 1,069 59,688 62.2 58.5 - 65.8
35 years old or more 505 27,195 66.4 61.1 - 71.7
Education
Less than high school 516 16,982 54.2 47.1 - 61.3
High school graduate 480 20,029 58.0 51.4 - 64.6
More than high school 1,350 73,834 65.6 62.4 - 68.8
Marital Status
Married 1,254 65,712 62.2 58.8 - 65.6
Not Married 1,097 45,779 62.3 58.0 - 66.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,204 65,867 65.3 61.9 - 68.8
On Medicaid 1,147 45,624 58.3 54.0 - 62.5

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.