Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,135 75,981 83.5 80.9 - 86.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 317 24,770 84.4 79.9 - 89.0
Non-Hispanic Black 245 14,137 85.8 80.2 - 91.4
Non-Hispanic Other 191 12,246 84.0 77.7 - 90.3
Hispanic 382 24,827 81.2 76.5 - 85.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 41 1,407 75.0 55.3 - 94.7
20-24 years old 182 13,317 86.9 81.2 - 92.6
25-34 years old 628 42,376 81.6 78.0 - 85.2
35 years old or more 284 18,881 86.4 81.7 - 91.2
Education
Less than high school 204 11,934 78.9 71.9 - 85.9
High school graduate 261 16,688 80.3 74.4 - 86.2
More than high school 670 47,359 86.0 82.9 - 89.1
Marital Status
Married 674 46,321 84.6 81.3 - 87.8
Not Married 461 29,659 81.9 77.6 - 86.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 607 43,070 87.1 83.9 - 90.2
On Medicaid 527 32,788 79.2 75.0 - 83.4

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.