SCHS Home Search FAQs Contacts
Navigation Bar

2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 662 314 45.8 41.1-50.6 348 54.2 49.4-58.9
Age
< 20 years 47 23 49.7 31.0-68.5 24 50.3 31.5-69.0
20-24 years 158 79 52.4 42.3-62.4 79 47.6 37.6-57.7
25-34 years 348 160 41.9 35.9-48.2 188 58.1 51.8-64.1
35+ years 109 52 48.3 37.0-59.8 57 51.7 40.2-63.0
Race
White 519 250 45.9 40.8-51.2 269 54.1 48.8-59.2
Black 117 49 45.6 33.5-58.3 68 54.4 41.7-66.5
Other 26 15 44.7 24.2-67.3 11 55.3 32.7-75.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 99 61 55.2 43.7-66.3 38 44.8 33.7-56.3
No 563 253 43.5 38.4-48.7 310 56.5 51.3-61.6
Education
< High School 105 59 51.7 40.2-63.0 46 48.3 37.0-59.8
High School 167 79 43.9 34.2-54.0 88 56.1 46.0-65.8
> High School 388 175 44.5 38.6-50.5 213 55.5 49.5-61.4
Marital Status
Married 466 218 44.2 38.9-49.6 248 55.8 50.4-61.1
Other 196 96 49.9 40.5-59.3 100 50.1 40.7-59.5
Income
14,999 or less 162 80 46.8 37.1-56.8 82 53.2 43.2-62.9
15,000-24,999 99 47 48.9 36.3-61.6 52 51.1 38.4-63.7
25,000-49,999 120 52 44.4 34.3-55.0 68 55.6 45.0-65.7
50,000 or more 229 105 40.5 33.2-48.2 124 59.5 51.8-66.8
WIC recipient
No 406 180 41.0 35.4-46.8 226 59.0 53.2-64.6
Yes 253 134 54.3 46.3-62.2 119 45.7 37.8-53.7
Medicaid recipient
No 356 157 41.5 35.5-47.6 199 58.5 52.4-64.5
Yes 306 157 51.2 43.8-58.4 149 48.8 41.6-56.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 285 145 51.1 45.4-56.8 140 48.9 43.2-54.6
2500+ grams 377 169 45.4 40.4-50.5 208 54.6 49.5-59.6

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 54. How old was your baby the first time you fed him or her anything besides breast milk? Include formula, baby food, juice, cow's milk, water, sugar water, or anything else you fed your baby.

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

This page was generated on 25JUN07

Contact Us | Site Map | DHHS Disclaimer