Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,147 74,539 75.5 72.5 - 78.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 302 21,019 78.2 72.7 - 83.8
Non-Hispanic Black 252 15,067 76.4 69.7 - 83.1
Non-Hispanic Other 179 10,403 70.2 61.9 - 78.6
Hispanic 414 28,050 75.1 70.1 - 80.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 64 4,751 74.2 62.0 - 86.5
20-24 years old 214 16,107 76.9 70.2 - 83.7
25-34 years old 602 38,700 75.6 71.4 - 79.8
35 years old or more 267 14,981 74.2 67.6 - 80.9
Education
Less than high school 215 16,863 78.2 71.6 - 84.8
High school graduate 263 18,534 75.5 69.3 - 81.6
More than high school 668 39,125 74.4 70.3 - 78.5
Marital Status
Married 633 41,159 74.6 70.4 - 78.7
Not Married 514 33,380 76.7 72.2 - 81.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 601 38,554 76.4 72.2 - 80.6
On Medicaid 546 35,985 74.5 70.1 - 79.0

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.