Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,058 146,778 83.3 81.2 - 85.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 820 71,616 84.2 81.1 - 87.3
Non-Hispanic Black 397 21,795 87.1 82.4 - 91.7
Non-Hispanic Other 262 17,623 85.3 79.9 - 90.7
Hispanic 579 35,743 78.8 74.2 - 83.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 295 4,606 77.3 65.6 - 89.0
20-24 years old 313 27,562 84.7 79.5 - 89.8
25-34 years old 1,015 81,380 82.2 79.2 - 85.1
35 years old or more 435 33,229 86.2 82.2 - 90.3
Education
Less than high school 422 21,329 80.3 74.4 - 86.1
High school graduate 464 31,186 77.8 72.5 - 83.1
More than high school 1,168 94,022 86.1 83.7 - 88.6
Marital Status
Married 1,129 91,517 85.7 83.2 - 88.2
Not Married 929 55,260 79.7 75.9 - 83.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,096 86,617 86.4 83.8 - 89.0
On Medicaid 961 60,038 79.3 75.7 - 82.9

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.