Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,153 73,522 77.7 74.8 - 80.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 298 19,777 78.2 72.8 - 83.6
Non-Hispanic Black 268 15,430 73.9 66.9 - 80.9
Non-Hispanic Other 185 10,375 72.3 64.3 - 80.3
Hispanic 402 27,940 82.1 77.7 - 86.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 68 5,262 76.6 62.6 - 90.5
20-24 years old 198 13,291 79.1 72.5 - 85.6
25-34 years old 611 38,888 77.2 73.3 - 81.2
35 years old or more 276 16,080 78.3 72.3 - 84.3
Education
Less than high school 249 15,718 77.9 71.6 - 84.3
High school graduate 251 17,813 81.1 75.5 - 86.6
More than high school 650 39,880 76.3 72.2 - 80.3
Marital Status
Married 655 42,046 78.5 74.7 - 82.2
Not Married 498 31,476 76.8 72.2 - 81.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 550 34,275 79.0 74.8 - 83.2
On Medicaid 603 39,246 76.7 72.6 - 80.8

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.