Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 772 72,668 86.9 84.1 - 89.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 515 49,057 88.7 85.6 - 91.9
Non-Hispanic Black 64 6,283 87.0 76.4 - 97.7
Non-Hispanic Other 83 7,159 86.1 76.8 - 95.3
Hispanic 110 10,169 79.6 70.2 - 89.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 40 4,720 80.6 66.8 - 94.3
20-24 years old 122 11,885 83.5 75.5 - 91.5
25-34 years old 447 41,443 87.7 84.0 - 91.3
35 years old or more 163 14,620 90.1 84.7 - 95.4
Education
Less than high school 92 10,360 88.9 81.2 - 96.6
High school graduate 123 11,438 73.9 64.5 - 83.3
More than high school 556 50,635 90.1 87.3 - 92.9
Marital Status
Married 524 47,607 87.2 83.8 - 90.6
Not Married 248 25,061 86.4 81.3 - 91.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 513 46,159 87.5 84.1 - 90.9
On Medicaid 259 26,509 85.9 80.9 - 91.0

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.