Hospital helped mother learn how to breastfeed

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 778 68,515 81.1 77.6 - 84.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 519 46,315 83.0 79.1 - 87.0
Non-Hispanic Black 65 5,913 79.3 65.7 - 92.9
Non-Hispanic Other 83 6,870 82.6 71.9 - 93.3
Hispanic 111 9,416 72.7 62.1 - 83.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 40 5,230 89.3 78.0 - 100
20-24 years old 122 12,193 85.7 77.8 - 93.6
25-34 years old 451 38,563 80.6 76.0 - 85.2
35 years old or more 165 12,530 75.6 67.2 - 84.1
Education
Less than high school 91 9,312 80.0 69.3 - 90.8
High school graduate 125 12,132 78.2 69.5 - 87.0
More than high school 561 47,071 82.4 78.4 - 86.3
Marital Status
Married 527 44,144 80.4 76.2 - 84.7
Not Married 251 24,371 82.3 76.3 - 88.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 519 44,843 83.5 79.6 - 87.5
On Medicaid 259 23,672 76.8 70.2 - 83.3

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.