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2011 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 933 326 35.3 31.8-39.0 607 64.7 61.0-68.2
Age
< 20 years 66 41 63.9 49.5-76.2 25 36.1 23.8-50.5
20-24 years 231 103 41.2 34.1-48.8 128 58.8 51.2-65.9
25-34 years 497 150 31.5 27.0-36.4 347 68.5 63.6-73.0
35+ years 139 32 20.3 13.7-28.9 107 79.7 71.1-86.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 515 171 34.9 30.3-39.8 344 65.1 60.2-69.7
Non-Hispanic Black 236 117 51.9 44.1-59.6 119 48.1 40.4-55.9
Non-Hispanic Other 51 14 31.2 18.2-48.0 37 68.8 52.0-81.8
Latina 121 22 17.2 10.9-25.9 99 82.8 74.1-89.1
Education
< High School 166 73 40.5 32.1-49.6 93 59.5 50.4-67.9
High School 185 99 53.9 45.5-62.1 86 46.1 37.9-54.5
> High School 581 154 26.9 23.0-31.2 427 73.1 68.8-77.0
Marital Status
Married 554 143 26.0 22.0-30.4 411 74.0 69.6-78.0
Other 378 182 48.8 42.8-54.8 196 51.2 45.2-57.2
WIC recipient
No 460 113 24.7 20.5-29.4 347 75.3 70.6-79.5
Yes 470 212 45.5 40.2-50.8 258 54.5 49.2-59.8
Medicaid recipient
No 399 89 23.0 18.6-28.0 310 77.0 72.0-81.4
Yes 534 237 44.4 39.5-49.4 297 55.6 50.6-60.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 307 119 39.4 34.0-45.0 188 60.6 55.0-66.0
2500+ grams 626 207 35.0 31.2-38.9 419 65.0 61.1-68.8

*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 2011.The overall weighted response rate was 54%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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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