Hospital helped mother learn how to breastfeed

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,349 140,972 78.9 76.5 - 81.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 940 67,584 78.2 74.7 - 81.6
Non-Hispanic Black 446 21,149 80.9 74.4 - 87.5
Non-Hispanic Other 289 17,417 81.3 75.4 - 87.3
Hispanic 674 34,823 78.0 73.1 - 82.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 445 8,018 80.7 70.2 - 91.3
20-24 years old 333 26,359 81.6 76.3 - 86.8
25-34 years old 1,068 75,121 78.6 75.3 - 81.9
35 years old or more 503 31,475 77.1 72.1 - 82.1
Education
Less than high school 513 21,951 71.7 65.1 - 78.4
High school graduate 480 26,901 77.5 72.0 - 83.0
More than high school 1,351 91,475 81.2 78.3 - 84.0
Marital Status
Married 1,255 82,735 78.2 75.2 - 81.3
Not Married 1,094 58,237 79.9 76.1 - 83.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,204 80,592 80.0 76.9 - 83.0
On Medicaid 1,145 60,381 77.5 73.8 - 81.3

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.