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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: I BREASTFEED MY BABY IN THE FIRST HOUR AFTER MY BABY WAS BORN*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 879 448 40.6 37.0-44.4 431 59.4 55.6-63.0
Age
< 20 years 70 41 47.7 34.2-61.5 29 52.3 38.5-65.8
20-24 years 190 101 39.9 32.3-48.2 89 60.1 51.8-67.7
25-34 years 473 235 40.1 35.2-45.2 238 59.9 54.8-64.8
35+ years 146 71 39.4 31.0-48.6 75 60.6 51.4-69.0
Race
White 675 327 38.4 34.4-42.5 348 61.6 57.5-65.6
Black 166 99 46.6 37.5-55.8 67 53.4 44.2-62.5
Other 38 22 55.0 36.7-72.0 16 45.0 28.0-63.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 131 60 37.0 28.3-46.5 71 63.0 53.5-71.7
No 748 388 41.5 37.5-45.6 360 58.5 54.4-62.5
Education
< High School 131 70 42.0 32.4-52.4 61 58.0 47.6-67.6
High School 205 112 42.6 35.2-50.4 93 57.4 49.6-64.8
> High School 542 265 39.1 34.6-43.8 277 60.9 56.2-65.4
Marital Status
Married 590 292 39.5 35.2-43.9 298 60.5 56.1-64.8
Other 289 156 42.7 36.1-49.5 133 57.3 50.5-63.9
Income
14,999 or less 134 81 47.9 38.0-58.0 53 52.1 42.0-62.0
15,000-24,999 190 93 39.2 31.7-47.3 97 60.8 52.7-68.3
25,000-49,999 188 95 37.5 30.0-45.6 93 62.5 54.4-70.0
50,000 or more 325 156 38.9 33.2-44.9 169 61.1 55.1-66.8
WIC recipient
No 527 253 37.6 33.1-42.3 274 62.4 57.7-66.9
Yes 350 194 44.5 38.6-50.7 156 55.5 49.3-61.4
Medicaid recipient
No 486 230 36.9 32.3-41.8 256 63.1 58.2-67.7
Yes 393 218 44.7 39.0-50.5 175 55.3 49.5-61.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 283 228 80.4 75.4-84.6 55 19.6 15.4-24.6
2500+ grams 596 220 37.5 33.6-41.6 376 62.5 58.4-66.4

*Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 28JUL11

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