Mother breastfed baby first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,095 58,989 69.7 65.5 - 73.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 555 38,044 69.6 64.6 - 74.7
Non-Hispanic Black 184 5,317 73.5 56.5 - 90.6
Non-Hispanic Other 81 4,061 70.7 55.3 - 86.1
Hispanic 275 11,567 68.0 58.1 - 77.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 387 3,924 64.3 48.9 - 79.7
20-24 years old 109 8,973 66.2 54.5 - 77.9
25-34 years old 427 32,508 69.3 63.7 - 75.0
35 years old or more 172 13,584 75.1 66.7 - 83.5
Education
Less than high school 287 8,574 61.6 49.4 - 73.8
High school graduate 223 9,494 62.6 51.4 - 73.8
More than high school 580 40,276 73.4 68.7 - 78.0
Marital Status
Married 512 33,056 66.6 61.1 - 72.0
Not Married 583 25,933 74.1 67.6 - 80.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 556 35,803 69.5 64.3 - 74.7
On Medicaid 539 23,187 70.0 62.9 - 77.2

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.