Hospital helped mother learn how to breastfeed

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,159 74,851 74.7 71.6 - 77.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 307 20,885 76.8 71.2 - 82.5
Non-Hispanic Black 253 14,369 72.3 65.1 - 79.5
Non-Hispanic Other 180 11,275 75.3 67.4 - 83.1
Hispanic 419 28,323 74.2 69.1 - 79.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 64 5,252 82.1 71.2 - 93.0
20-24 years old 219 15,728 73.4 66.4 - 80.4
25-34 years old 607 38,908 74.7 70.5 - 79.0
35 years old or more 269 14,963 73.6 66.8 - 80.4
Education
Less than high school 216 16,606 75.8 68.9 - 82.7
High school graduate 268 17,401 69.7 63.1 - 76.4
More than high school 674 40,828 76.6 72.6 - 80.6
Marital Status
Married 641 42,263 75.5 71.4 - 79.6
Not Married 518 32,589 73.7 69.0 - 78.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 606 39,384 77.3 73.2 - 81.5
On Medicaid 553 35,467 72.0 67.4 - 76.5

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.