Mother breastfed baby in first hour after birth

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,074 118,017 66.5 63.8 - 69.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 825 61,735 71.6 67.9 - 75.4
Non-Hispanic Black 402 14,299 56.3 48.8 - 63.9
Non-Hispanic Other 267 14,026 67.0 59.8 - 74.1
Hispanic 580 27,957 62.2 56.8 - 67.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 298 4,063 68.0 55.7 - 80.3
20-24 years old 315 20,074 61.7 54.8 - 68.6
25-34 years old 1,022 66,951 67.1 63.6 - 70.6
35 years old or more 439 26,928 68.7 63.4 - 74.0
Education
Less than high school 427 17,243 64.8 58.0 - 71.6
High school graduate 466 24,635 61.6 55.5 - 67.6
More than high school 1,177 76,128 68.8 65.5 - 72.1
Marital Status
Married 1,136 73,262 68.0 64.7 - 71.3
Not Married 938 44,755 64.2 59.6 - 68.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,104 70,106 69.4 66.0 - 72.8
On Medicaid 969 47,910 62.8 58.5 - 67.1

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.