Hospital helped mother learn how to breastfeed

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 732 66,886 78.1 74.4 - 81.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 501 45,609 77.3 72.7 - 81.8
Non-Hispanic Black 58 4,478 77.0 61.8 - 92.3
Non-Hispanic Other 59 4,493 89.1 78.8 - 99.3
Hispanic 114 12,307 78.3 69.0 - 87.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 41 4,013 87.9 73.7 - 100
20-24 years old 114 12,319 80.8 72.1 - 89.6
25-34 years old 429 40,349 77.8 73.0 - 82.7
35 years old or more 148 10,205 73.2 63.5 - 82.9
Education
Less than high school 93 7,924 76.7 64.8 - 88.6
High school graduate 127 12,756 74.1 64.3 - 83.8
More than high school 506 45,936 79.9 75.6 - 84.1
Marital Status
Married 499 44,423 77.6 73.1 - 82.1
Not Married 233 22,463 79.2 72.2 - 86.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 498 45,021 80.0 75.6 - 84.4
On Medicaid 234 21,866 74.6 67.5 - 81.8

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.