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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 297 244 80.3 73.9-85.5 53 19.7 14.5-26.1
Age
< 20 years 46 34 68.6 50.1-82.6 12 31.4 17.4-49.9
20-24 years 82 68 79.8 67.0-88.6 14 20.2 11.4-33.0
25-34 years 136 113 85.1 76.1-91.1 23 14.9 8.9-23.9
35+ years 33 29 82.0 57.5-93.9 4 18.0 6.1-42.5
Race
White 169 139 80.4 72.1-86.7 30 19.6 13.3-27.9
Black 117 98 82.2 70.7-89.9 19 17.8 10.1-29.3
Other 11 7 59.3 22.2-88.1 4 40.7 11.9-77.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 21 77.8 49.4-92.7 3 22.2 7.3-50.6
No 273 223 80.5 73.9-85.8 50 19.5 14.2-26.1
Education
< High School 81 63 69.5 55.3-80.8 18 30.5 19.2-44.7
High School 110 93 84.9 74.5-91.6 17 15.1 8.4-25.5
> High School 106 88 84.7 74.6-91.3 18 15.3 8.7-25.4
Marital Status
Married 140 118 82.2 73.3-88.6 22 17.8 11.4-26.7
Other 157 126 78.7 69.0-85.9 31 21.3 14.1-31.0
Income
14,999 or less 117 97 81.6 70.4-89.2 20 18.4 10.8-29.6
15,000-24,999 50 45 89.5 73.2-96.4 5 10.5 3.6-26.8
25,000-49,999 48 33 68.8 51.3-82.2 15 31.2 17.8-48.7
50,000 or more 46 40 82.8 65.4-92.5 6 17.2 7.5-34.6
WIC recipient
No 115 96 82.7 72.8-89.5 19 17.3 10.5-27.2
Yes 175 143 79.9 70.9-86.6 32 20.1 13.4-29.1
Medicaid recipient
No 86 70 79.8 67.7-88.2 16 20.2 11.8-32.3
Yes 211 174 80.5 72.6-86.5 37 19.5 13.5-27.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 140 119 85.5 78.8-90.3 21 14.5 9.7-21.2
2500+ grams 157 125 79.8 72.8-85.4 32 20.2 14.6-27.2

~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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