Hospital helped mother learn how to breastfeed

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,891 141,738 76.3 73.9 - 78.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 808 66,494 77.1 73.5 - 80.7
Non-Hispanic Black 311 18,846 73.4 66.8 - 79.9
Non-Hispanic Other 239 15,768 78.7 72.2 - 85.3
Hispanic 533 40,629 75.4 70.9 - 79.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 105 9,264 84.5 75.8 - 93.2
20-24 years old 333 28,048 76.5 71.0 - 82.0
25-34 years old 1,036 79,258 76.3 73.1 - 79.5
35 years old or more 417 25,168 73.5 67.8 - 79.1
Education
Less than high school 309 24,530 76.1 70.0 - 82.1
High school graduate 395 30,157 71.5 65.9 - 77.1
More than high school 1,180 86,764 78.3 75.3 - 81.2
Marital Status
Married 1,140 86,686 76.6 73.5 - 79.6
Not Married 751 55,052 75.8 71.9 - 79.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,104 84,405 78.7 75.7 - 81.8
On Medicaid 787 57,333 72.9 69.0 - 76.9

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.