Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,938 149,667 84.2 82.3 - 86.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 849 72,830 85.9 83.3 - 88.6
Non-Hispanic Black 327 21,799 86.4 81.5 - 91.3
Non-Hispanic Other 280 19,614 81.6 76.2 - 87.1
Hispanic 482 35,423 81.0 76.7 - 85.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 88 8,501 81.9 72.0 - 91.7
20-24 years old 323 25,896 81.1 75.9 - 86.2
25-34 years old 1,086 84,710 85.6 83.1 - 88.0
35 years old or more 441 30,561 84.0 79.9 - 88.1
Education
Less than high school 298 24,379 83.0 77.8 - 88.1
High school graduate 356 27,205 77.7 72.4 - 83.1
More than high school 1,282 97,836 86.5 84.4 - 88.7
Marital Status
Married 1,235 94,123 84.0 81.5 - 86.4
Not Married 703 55,544 84.6 81.4 - 87.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,092 82,344 84.3 81.7 - 86.9
On Medicaid 846 67,323 84.1 81.2 - 87.0

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.