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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 979 387 39.9 36.1-43.8 592 60.1 56.2-63.9
Age
< 20 years 91 58 69.1 55.9-79.8 33 30.9 20.2-44.1
20-24 years 241 107 47.5 39.6-55.6 134 52.5 44.4-60.4
25-34 years 495 178 34.3 29.4-39.6 317 65.7 60.4-70.6
35+ years 152 44 26.5 18.6-36.3 108 73.5 63.7-81.4
Race
White 708 240 34.6 30.5-39.0 468 65.4 61.0-69.5
Black 234 133 60.2 51.4-68.5 101 39.8 31.5-48.6
Other 37 14 38.2 21.1-58.9 23 61.8 41.1-78.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 127 30 20.6 13.6-30.0 97 79.4 70.0-86.4
No 852 357 43.7 39.6-47.9 495 56.3 52.1-60.4
Education
< High School 187 96 48.5 39.7-57.3 91 51.5 42.7-60.3
High School 282 142 50.7 43.1-58.3 140 49.3 41.7-56.9
> High School 508 149 31.3 26.6-36.5 359 68.7 63.5-73.4
Marital Status
Married 629 201 31.7 27.5-36.2 428 68.3 63.8-72.5
Other 350 186 55.0 48.0-61.8 164 45.0 38.2-52.0
Income
14,999 or less 286 140 49.1 41.6-56.6 146 50.9 43.4-58.4
15,000-24,999 145 64 42.5 32.6-53.0 81 57.5 47.0-67.4
25,000-49,999 175 67 37.7 29.6-46.6 108 62.3 53.4-70.4
50,000 or more 286 73 25.4 19.8-32.0 213 74.6 68.0-80.2
WIC recipient
No 538 164 31.5 27.0-36.5 374 68.5 63.5-73.0
Yes 433 218 50.3 44.2-56.4 215 49.7 43.6-55.8
Medicaid recipient
No 456 130 28.6 23.9-33.9 326 71.4 66.1-76.1
Yes 523 257 49.8 44.3-55.3 266 50.2 44.7-55.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 428 178 44.5 39.8-49.2 250 55.5 50.8-60.2
2500+ grams 551 209 39.5 35.5-43.8 342 60.5 56.2-64.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 52. How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed 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

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