Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 722 70,406 82.9 79.5 - 86.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 493 49,552 84.5 80.7 - 88.4
Non-Hispanic Black 58 4,228 72.8 56.6 - 88.9
Non-Hispanic Other 57 4,371 87.3 76.8 - 97.8
Hispanic 114 12,253 79.0 69.9 - 88.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 38 3,702 82.2 67.1 - 97.3
20-24 years old 114 13,171 86.4 79.0 - 93.9
25-34 years old 424 42,600 82.8 78.5 - 87.2
35 years old or more 146 10,932 79.4 70.7 - 88.1
Education
Less than high school 91 8,860 86.0 77.3 - 94.8
High school graduate 125 13,204 77.7 68.6 - 86.8
More than high school 500 47,879 83.8 79.9 - 87.7
Marital Status
Married 492 46,632 82.3 78.2 - 86.5
Not Married 230 23,773 84.0 78.0 - 89.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 493 46,375 82.7 78.6 - 86.8
On Medicaid 229 24,030 83.2 77.2 - 89.2

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.