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2009 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 1124 234 21.3 18.6-24.3 890 78.7 75.7-81.4
Age
< 20 years 111 39 35.9 26.0-47.1 72 64.1 52.9-74.0
20-24 years 256 66 25.6 19.8-32.4 190 74.4 67.6-80.2
25-34 years 582 102 17.4 14.1-21.3 480 82.6 78.7-85.9
35+ years 175 27 15.9 10.3-23.7 148 84.1 76.3-89.7
Race
White 822 131 16.9 14.1-20.1 691 83.1 79.9-85.9
Black 251 91 33.7 26.8-41.4 160 66.3 58.6-73.2
Other 51 12 29.4 16.5-46.8 39 70.6 53.2-83.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 145 5 3.9 1.5- 9.8 140 96.1 90.2-98.5
No 979 229 24.5 21.4-27.9 750 75.5 72.1-78.6
Education
< High School 188 51 27.1 20.1-35.5 137 72.9 64.5-79.9
High School 302 98 30.3 24.7-36.6 204 69.7 63.4-75.3
> High School 632 84 13.9 11.1-17.4 548 86.1 82.6-88.9
Marital Status
Married 699 99 14.2 11.4-17.4 600 85.8 82.6-88.6
Other 425 135 31.1 26.1-36.6 290 68.9 63.4-73.9
Income
14,999 or less 200 67 32.6 25.2-40.9 133 67.4 59.1-74.8
15,000-24,999 267 74 28.5 22.7-35.2 193 71.5 64.8-77.3
25,000-49,999 229 41 17.5 12.3-24.3 188 82.5 75.7-87.7
50,000 or more 374 41 11.6 8.4-15.7 333 88.4 84.3-91.6
WIC recipient
No 604 72 12.6 9.8-16.0 532 87.4 84.0-90.2
Yes 518 162 30.2 25.7-35.1 356 69.8 64.9-74.3
Medicaid recipient
No 567 70 12.0 9.3-15.4 497 88.0 84.6-90.7
Yes 557 164 29.4 25.1-34.1 393 70.6 65.9-74.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 373 92 26.7 22.3-31.5 281 73.3 68.5-77.7
2500+ grams 751 142 20.8 17.9-24.1 609 79.2 75.9-82.1

~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.

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