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2010 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 944 312 34.7 31.2-38.3 632 65.3 61.7-68.8
Age
< 20 years 76 39 51.7 38.4-64.7 37 48.3 35.3-61.6
20-24 years 218 95 44.4 37.0-52.1 123 55.6 47.9-63.0
25-34 years 493 136 27.5 23.2-32.3 357 72.5 67.7-76.8
35+ years 157 42 31.0 23.0-40.5 115 69.0 59.5-77.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 582 176 32.6 28.3-37.2 406 67.4 62.8-71.7
Non-Hispanic Black 197 96 44.8 36.7-53.2 101 55.2 46.8-63.3
Non-Hispanic Other 51 19 45.3 30.3-61.2 32 54.7 38.8-69.7
Latina 108 21 25.6 17.0-36.6 87 74.4 63.4-83.0
Education
< High School 146 68 45.1 35.4-55.1 78 54.9 44.9-64.6
High School 243 116 46.8 39.8-54.0 127 53.2 46.0-60.2
> High School 552 128 24.9 21.0-29.2 424 75.1 70.8-79.0
Marital Status
Married 606 149 26.2 22.4-30.4 457 73.8 69.6-77.6
Other 338 163 46.8 40.6-53.1 175 53.2 46.9-59.4
WIC recipient
No 519 119 24.0 20.0-28.6 400 76.0 71.4-80.0
Yes 420 190 45.0 39.5-50.6 230 55.0 49.4-60.5
Medicaid recipient
No 469 104 23.4 19.3-28.1 365 76.6 71.9-80.7
Yes 475 208 43.7 38.6-49.0 267 56.3 51.0-61.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 310 108 38.8 33.4-44.5 202 61.2 55.5-66.6
2500+ grams 634 204 34.3 30.6-38.3 430 65.7 61.7-69.4

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 49. 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 2010.The overall weighted response rate was 56%.

#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 16NOV12

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