Hospital told mother to breastfeed on demand

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 923 70,797 83.2 79.7 - 86.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 503 46,847 84.1 80.0 - 88.2
Non-Hispanic Black 152 7,657 89.6 81.3 - 97.8
Non-Hispanic Other 71 5,377 88.3 78.0 - 98.6
Hispanic 197 10,916 73.9 63.6 - 84.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 254 3,199 78.4 63.8 - 92.9
20-24 years old 131 14,246 82.7 74.4 - 91.0
25-34 years old 387 39,005 82.8 78.1 - 87.5
35 years old or more 151 14,348 86.0 79.0 - 92.9
Education
Less than high school 218 9,395 82.1 72.3 - 91.9
High school graduate 203 14,498 75.1 66.1 - 84.1
More than high school 498 46,664 86.2 82.4 - 90.0
Marital Status
Married 455 45,196 86.9 83.1 - 90.6
Not Married 468 25,601 77.4 70.8 - 83.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 489 43,548 85.8 81.7 - 89.8
On Medicaid 434 27,250 79.3 73.2 - 85.4

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.