Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,252 76,739 81.7 79.1 - 84.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 387 27,184 84.0 79.8 - 88.2
Non-Hispanic Black 260 14,976 81.4 75.1 - 87.7
Non-Hispanic Other 207 11,772 75.8 68.5 - 83.0
Hispanic 398 22,807 82.5 78.0 - 87.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 58 3,548 92.2 84.9 - 99.6
20-24 years old 222 14,626 78.9 72.5 - 85.3
25-34 years old 643 39,848 81.1 77.4 - 84.7
35 years old or more 329 18,718 83.5 78.5 - 88.5
Education
Less than high school 226 13,570 78.7 72.2 - 85.3
High school graduate 257 15,254 78.4 72.1 - 84.7
More than high school 769 47,915 83.7 80.6 - 86.8
Marital Status
Married 740 47,100 84.1 81.0 - 87.2
Not Married 512 29,640 78.1 73.6 - 82.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 646 40,607 82.9 79.4 - 86.4
On Medicaid 606 36,132 80.3 76.4 - 84.2

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.