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2006 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 1278 635 49.5 46.0-53.0 643 50.5 47.0-54.0
Age
< 20 years 127 89 66.7 55.3-76.5 38 33.3 23.5-44.7
20-24 years 281 166 59.2 51.8-66.1 115 40.8 33.9-48.2
25-34 years 665 292 42.8 38.1-47.6 373 57.2 52.4-61.9
35+ years 205 88 42.6 34.2-51.5 117 57.4 48.5-65.8
Race
White 934 418 43.6 39.7-47.6 516 56.4 52.4-60.3
Black 270 181 66.7 58.9-73.7 89 33.3 26.3-41.1
Other 74 36 50.8 36.5-64.9 38 49.2 35.1-63.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 168 50 27.7 20.2-36.8 118 72.3 63.2-79.8
No 1110 585 53.7 50.0-57.4 525 46.3 42.6-50.0
Education
< High School 199 109 49.8 40.9-58.7 90 50.2 41.3-59.1
High School 381 255 68.1 61.9-73.8 126 31.9 26.2-38.1
> High School 697 271 38.5 34.1-43.0 426 61.5 57.0-65.9
Marital Status
Married 849 352 39.9 36.0-44.0 497 60.1 56.0-64.0
Other 429 283 63.7 57.6-69.4 146 36.3 30.6-42.4
Income
14,999 or less 337 212 60.8 53.7-67.4 125 39.2 32.6-46.3
15,000-24,999 165 91 55.0 45.2-64.4 74 45.0 35.6-54.8
25,000-49,999 246 119 47.7 40.1-55.4 127 52.3 44.6-59.9
50,000 or more 427 158 37.4 32.0-43.1 269 62.6 56.9-68.0
WIC recipient
No 720 297 40.7 36.2-45.2 423 59.3 54.8-63.8
Yes 548 333 59.2 53.8-64.3 215 40.8 35.7-46.2
Medicaid recipient
No 650 254 40.3 35.8-45.0 396 59.7 55.0-64.2
Yes 628 381 57.6 52.5-62.5 247 42.4 37.5-47.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 547 295 58.9 54.6-63.0 252 41.1 37.0-45.4
2500+ grams 731 340 48.7 45.0-52.5 391 51.3 47.5-55.0

*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?

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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