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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 979 491 49.5 45.6-53.4 488 50.5 46.6-54.4
Age
< 20 years 91 63 70.2 56.9-80.8 28 29.8 19.2-43.1
20-24 years 241 139 58.0 49.9-65.7 102 42.0 34.3-50.1
25-34 years 495 235 46.1 40.8-51.5 260 53.9 48.5-59.2
35+ years 152 54 32.5 23.8-42.5 98 67.5 57.5-76.2
Race
White 708 322 45.3 40.9-49.7 386 54.7 50.3-59.1
Black 234 151 67.5 58.9-75.1 83 32.5 24.9-41.1
Other 37 18 39.8 22.5-60.2 19 60.2 39.8-77.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 127 42 27.1 19.1-37.1 85 72.9 62.9-80.9
No 852 449 53.9 49.7-58.1 403 46.1 41.9-50.3
Education
< High School 187 112 53.9 45.0-62.6 75 46.1 37.4-55.0
High School 282 169 58.9 51.2-66.2 113 41.1 33.8-48.8
> High School 508 209 43.1 37.9-48.4 299 56.9 51.6-62.1
Marital Status
Married 629 273 42.5 37.9-47.1 356 57.5 52.9-62.1
Other 350 218 62.4 55.5-68.9 132 37.6 31.1-44.5
Income
14,999 or less 286 163 55.7 48.1-63.1 123 44.3 36.9-51.9
15,000-24,999 145 87 56.4 45.8-66.5 58 43.6 33.5-54.2
25,000-49,999 175 83 48.1 39.5-56.9 92 51.9 43.1-60.5
50,000 or more 286 107 37.6 31.1-44.5 179 62.4 55.5-68.9
WIC recipient
No 538 221 42.3 37.4-47.4 317 57.7 52.6-62.6
Yes 433 265 58.5 52.3-64.4 168 41.5 35.6-47.7
Medicaid recipient
No 456 187 41.4 36.1-46.9 269 58.6 53.1-63.9
Yes 523 304 56.6 51.1-62.0 219 43.4 38.0-48.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 428 228 55.9 51.2-60.4 200 44.1 39.6-48.8
2500+ grams 551 263 49.0 44.8-53.2 288 51.0 46.8-55.2

*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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