Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,900 142,307 79.5 77.3 - 81.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 808 70,274 81.5 78.3 - 84.6
Non-Hispanic Black 326 20,331 75.5 69.3 - 81.7
Non-Hispanic Other 243 13,357 72.5 65.3 - 79.8
Hispanic 523 38,345 81.0 76.8 - 85.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 111 8,662 71.9 60.3 - 83.5
20-24 years old 326 26,990 80.3 75.1 - 85.5
25-34 years old 1,051 77,829 79.6 76.7 - 82.5
35 years old or more 412 28,826 81.2 76.6 - 85.9
Education
Less than high school 342 24,760 76.7 70.8 - 82.6
High school graduate 382 29,318 80.2 75.4 - 85.0
More than high school 1,172 87,817 80.1 77.3 - 82.8
Marital Status
Married 1,141 84,822 80.2 77.4 - 82.9
Not Married 759 57,485 78.6 74.9 - 82.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,037 79,312 81.5 78.6 - 84.3
On Medicaid 863 62,995 77.2 73.7 - 80.7

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.