Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,085 69,740 83.7 80.4 - 87.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 549 44,232 82.4 78.2 - 86.6
Non-Hispanic Black 181 6,015 88.1 76.7 - 99.4
Non-Hispanic Other 80 5,397 94.1 88.1 - 100
Hispanic 275 14,097 82.8 74.9 - 90.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 384 4,915 81.0 69.6 - 92.4
20-24 years old 106 10,868 84.7 76.1 - 93.2
25-34 years old 424 38,478 82.8 78.2 - 87.4
35 years old or more 171 15,479 86.4 79.5 - 93.3
Education
Less than high school 286 10,482 77.5 67.0 - 88.1
High school graduate 219 11,419 77.1 67.6 - 86.5
More than high school 575 47,194 86.9 83.4 - 90.4
Marital Status
Married 505 40,763 83.7 79.4 - 88.0
Not Married 580 28,977 83.8 78.5 - 89.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 548 42,256 83.5 79.3 - 87.8
On Medicaid 537 27,484 84.0 78.6 - 89.4

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.