Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,337 146,480 82.6 80.6 - 84.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 936 71,416 83.0 79.9 - 86.0
Non-Hispanic Black 441 20,992 83.2 77.6 - 88.8
Non-Hispanic Other 287 17,169 80.7 75.0 - 86.5
Hispanic 673 36,904 82.6 78.5 - 86.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 442 8,462 85.3 77.8 - 92.8
20-24 years old 328 25,494 81.3 76.1 - 86.4
25-34 years old 1,067 78,326 81.9 79.0 - 84.8
35 years old or more 500 34,197 84.8 80.6 - 88.9
Education
Less than high school 512 24,052 78.2 72.3 - 84.1
High school graduate 476 26,674 77.8 72.4 - 83.2
More than high school 1,344 95,108 85.3 82.9 - 87.6
Marital Status
Married 1,245 87,863 83.9 81.3 - 86.5
Not Married 1,092 58,617 80.8 77.4 - 84.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,194 82,863 83.2 80.5 - 86.0
On Medicaid 1,143 63,616 81.9 78.7 - 85.1

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.