Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,166 76,999 81.8 79.1 - 84.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 334 23,773 80.7 75.8 - 85.6
Non-Hispanic Black 263 15,516 86.2 80.8 - 91.5
Non-Hispanic Other 197 12,455 79.3 72.5 - 86.0
Hispanic 372 25,254 81.6 76.9 - 86.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 48 3,781 83.5 69.6 - 97.5
20-24 years old 201 14,010 79.1 72.4 - 85.7
25-34 years old 639 43,267 83.6 80.2 - 87.0
35 years old or more 278 15,941 79.1 73.3 - 84.9
Education
Less than high school 206 14,019 79.1 72.3 - 85.8
High school graduate 233 15,767 80.8 74.7 - 86.8
More than high school 726 47,201 83.0 79.8 - 86.3
Marital Status
Married 711 46,516 80.9 77.4 - 84.3
Not Married 455 30,483 83.3 79.1 - 87.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 579 36,185 80.6 76.6 - 84.5
On Medicaid 587 40,814 82.9 79.4 - 86.5

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.