Hospital helped mother learn how to breastfeed

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,148 75,379 81.9 79.2 - 84.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 321 23,130 77.3 72.0 - 82.5
Non-Hispanic Black 248 14,417 85.9 80.2 - 91.5
Non-Hispanic Other 195 12,413 83.6 77.2 - 89.9
Hispanic 384 25,418 83.5 79.0 - 87.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 41 1,484 79.1 60.7 - 97.6
20-24 years old 188 13,702 86.4 80.8 - 92.1
25-34 years old 633 43,030 82.2 78.6 - 85.8
35 years old or more 286 17,163 78.1 72.2 - 84.0
Education
Less than high school 211 12,888 82.9 76.8 - 89.1
High school graduate 263 16,855 80.3 74.4 - 86.1
More than high school 674 45,635 82.2 78.8 - 85.7
Marital Status
Married 680 44,653 80.6 77.0 - 84.2
Not Married 468 30,726 83.9 79.8 - 88.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 611 41,690 83.7 80.1 - 87.2
On Medicaid 536 33,566 79.8 75.6 - 83.9

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.