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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 298 272 95.9 92.6-97.8 26 4.1 2.2- 7.4
Age
< 20 years 46 42 95.9 85.4-98.9 4 4.1 1.1-14.6
20-24 years 82 76 97.4 91.4-99.2 6 2.6 0.8- 8.6
25-34 years 136 126 95.0 87.7-98.0 10 5.0 2.0-12.3
35+ years 34 28 95.9 90.3-98.3 6 4.1 1.7- 9.7
Race
White 169 152 96.4 92.5-98.3 17 3.6 1.7- 7.5
Black 118 110 95.0 86.5-98.3 8 5.0 1.7-13.5
Other 11 10 97.6 83.9-99.7 1 2.4 0.3-16.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 17 89.9 70.5-97.1 7 10.1 2.9-29.5
No 274 255 96.5 93.0-98.3 19 3.5 1.7- 7.0
Education
< High School 81 72 95.8 88.1-98.6 9 4.2 1.4-11.9
High School 111 103 96.1 89.6-98.6 8 3.9 1.4-10.4
> High School 106 97 95.9 88.5-98.6 9 4.1 1.4-11.5
Marital Status
Married 141 127 95.6 90.4-98.1 14 4.4 1.9- 9.6
Other 157 145 96.2 90.9-98.5 12 3.8 1.5- 9.1
Income
14,999 or less 117 110 97.3 90.8-99.3 7 2.7 0.7- 9.2
15,000-24,999 50 46 94.9 79.1-98.9 4 5.1 1.1-20.9
25,000-49,999 49 43 95.2 84.4-98.7 6 4.8 1.3-15.6
50,000 or more 46 44 99.3 97.2-99.8 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8
WIC recipient
No 115 105 97.5 93.4-99.1 10 2.5 0.9- 6.6
Yes 176 160 94.8 89.3-97.5 16 5.2 2.5-10.7
Medicaid recipient
No 86 79 96.3 87.4-99.0 7 3.7 1.0-12.6
Yes 212 193 95.8 91.8-97.9 19 4.2 2.1- 8.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 141 120 85.5 78.9-90.4 21 14.5 9.6-21.1
2500+ grams 157 152 97.0 92.9-98.7 5 3.0 1.3- 7.1

~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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