Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,869 144,945 78.9 76.7 - 81.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 795 70,572 82.6 79.4 - 85.7
Non-Hispanic Black 310 19,295 75.6 69.2 - 81.9
Non-Hispanic Other 236 14,775 74.6 67.6 - 81.5
Hispanic 528 40,303 76.3 71.8 - 80.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 102 8,453 77.5 67.9 - 87.1
20-24 years old 328 29,278 80.9 75.9 - 86.0
25-34 years old 1,026 81,300 79.2 76.2 - 82.2
35 years old or more 413 25,913 76.3 71.0 - 81.6
Education
Less than high school 306 25,723 80.7 75.4 - 86.0
High school graduate 388 31,739 76.4 71.2 - 81.6
More than high school 1,168 87,005 79.3 76.4 - 82.1
Marital Status
Married 1,125 87,792 78.5 75.6 - 81.4
Not Married 744 57,153 79.6 75.9 - 83.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,094 84,929 79.7 76.8 - 82.7
On Medicaid 775 60,016 77.8 74.2 - 81.4

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.