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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Prevalence of Breastfeeding Initiation.*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 979 289 30.0 26.5-33.7 690 70.0 66.3-73.5
Age
< 20 years 91 44 54.8 41.7-67.3 47 45.2 32.7-58.3
20-24 years 241 78 36.4 29.0-44.5 163 63.6 55.5-71.0
25-34 years 495 133 25.4 21.0-30.4 362 74.6 69.6-79.0
35+ years 152 34 18.1 11.6-27.1 118 81.9 72.9-88.4
Race
White 708 164 24.3 20.7-28.4 544 75.7 71.6-79.3
Black 234 114 51.9 43.1-60.6 120 48.1 39.4-56.9
Other 37 11 27.3 13.0-48.4 26 72.7 51.6-87.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 127 21 13.6 8.0-22.2 106 86.4 77.8-92.0
No 852 268 33.2 29.3-37.3 584 66.8 62.7-70.7
Education
< High School 187 78 38.7 30.5-47.6 109 61.3 52.4-69.5
High School 282 107 40.6 33.3-48.3 175 59.4 51.7-66.7
> High School 508 104 21.3 17.2-26.1 404 78.7 73.9-82.8
Marital Status
Married 629 137 21.3 17.7-25.4 492 78.7 74.6-82.3
Other 350 152 45.8 39.0-52.8 198 54.2 47.2-61.0
Income
14,999 or less 286 111 39.2 32.1-46.8 175 60.8 53.2-67.9
15,000-24,999 145 49 35.5 26.1-46.1 96 64.5 53.9-73.9
25,000-49,999 175 49 25.9 19.0-34.2 126 74.1 65.8-81.0
50,000 or more 286 45 15.5 11.1-21.2 241 84.5 78.8-88.9
WIC recipient
No 538 113 21.9 17.9-26.5 425 78.1 73.5-82.1
Yes 433 171 39.8 34.0-45.9 262 60.2 54.1-66.0
Medicaid recipient
No 456 83 17.5 13.7-22.1 373 82.5 77.9-86.3
Yes 523 206 40.9 35.6-46.5 317 59.1 53.5-64.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 428 134 33.8 29.4-38.4 294 66.2 61.6-70.6
2500+ grams 551 155 29.7 25.9-33.7 396 70.3 66.3-74.1

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 52. For 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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