Hospital helped mother learn how to breastfeed

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,091 65,815 78.4 74.4 - 82.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 551 42,139 78.0 73.4 - 82.7
Non-Hispanic Black 184 5,943 82.1 65.4 - 98.9
Non-Hispanic Other 82 4,960 83.3 70.7 - 96.0
Hispanic 274 12,774 76.0 66.3 - 85.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 388 4,884 80.0 64.9 - 95.1
20-24 years old 110 11,393 82.8 73.8 - 91.8
25-34 years old 422 35,617 77.4 71.9 - 82.8
35 years old or more 171 13,921 77.0 68.4 - 85.6
Education
Less than high school 287 9,558 71.7 59.7 - 83.7
High school graduate 223 11,824 78.0 68.5 - 87.4
More than high school 576 43,787 79.8 75.2 - 84.4
Marital Status
Married 510 38,211 77.3 72.2 - 82.3
Not Married 581 27,604 79.9 73.5 - 86.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 552 40,938 79.8 75.1 - 84.6
On Medicaid 539 24,877 76.0 69.2 - 82.9

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.