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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

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Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 348 314 88.0 82.7-91.8 34 12.0 8.2-17.3
Age
< 20 years 35 34 98.9 93.0-99.8 1 1.1 0.2- 7.0
20-24 years 99 89 86.4 73.9-93.4 10 13.6 6.6-26.1
25-34 years 183 164 87.5 80.2-92.3 19 12.5 7.7-19.8
35+ years 31 27 86.9 62.5-96.3 4 13.1 3.7-37.5
Race
White 268 241 87.8 81.9-92.0 27 12.2 8.0-18.1
Black 68 61 86.5 68.8-94.9 7 13.5 5.1-31.2
Other 12 12 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 49 45 88.0 71.9-95.4 4 12.0 4.6-28.1
No 299 269 88.0 82.2-92.1 30 12.0 7.9-17.8
Education
< High School 69 64 91.4 78.1-96.9 5 8.6 3.1-21.9
High School 98 95 95.9 85.9-98.9 3 4.1 1.1-14.1
> High School 180 154 82.8 74.4-88.8 26 17.2 11.2-25.6
Marital Status
Married 223 200 87.9 81.4-92.3 23 12.1 7.7-18.6
Other 125 114 88.2 77.3-94.2 11 11.8 5.8-22.7
Income
14,999 or less 101 95 91.6 80.5-96.7 6 8.4 3.3-19.5
15,000-24,999 58 54 87.6 68.6-95.8 4 12.4 4.2-31.4
25,000-49,999 62 56 89.7 76.3-95.9 6 10.3 4.1-23.7
50,000 or more 96 81 83.2 71.8-90.7 15 16.8 9.3-28.2
WIC recipient
No 180 159 87.0 79.6-92.0 21 13.0 8.0-20.4
Yes 166 153 89.1 80.3-94.2 13 10.9 5.8-19.7
Medicaid recipient
No 163 144 86.8 78.9-92.0 19 13.2 8.0-21.1
Yes 185 170 89.1 81.0-94.0 15 10.9 6.0-19.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 176 164 93.4 88.9-96.2 12 6.6 3.8-11.1
2500+ grams 172 150 87.4 81.5-91.6 22 12.6 8.4-18.5

~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.

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