Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 747 68,785 81.5 78.1 - 84.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 510 50,497 82.8 79.0 - 86.7
Non-Hispanic Black 58 4,901 81.2 67.5 - 94.8
Non-Hispanic Other 58 2,982 73.3 56.4 - 90.1
Hispanic 121 10,406 78.1 68.7 - 87.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 43 3,399 65.7 46.3 - 85.1
20-24 years old 128 13,700 81.5 73.4 - 89.7
25-34 years old 440 38,941 82.1 77.8 - 86.3
35 years old or more 136 12,746 85.2 77.9 - 92.6
Education
Less than high school 93 9,042 74.6 62.8 - 86.4
High school graduate 131 11,505 78.9 70.2 - 87.5
More than high school 522 47,937 83.5 79.8 - 87.3
Marital Status
Married 486 42,777 81.9 77.8 - 86.0
Not Married 261 26,009 80.9 74.8 - 86.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 487 45,036 83.4 79.5 - 87.3
On Medicaid 260 23,749 78.1 71.6 - 84.6

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.