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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 8 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 568 364 64.5 59.8-69.0 204 35.5 31.0-40.2
Age
< 20 years 39 26 61.6 43.1-77.2 13 38.4 22.8-56.9
20-24 years 152 87 58.4 49.2-67.1 65 41.6 32.9-50.8
25-34 years 298 191 66.1 59.7-71.9 107 33.9 28.1-40.3
35+ years 79 60 74.9 61.8-84.6 19 25.1 15.4-38.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 307 203 66.5 60.2-72.2 104 33.5 27.8-39.8
Non-Hispanic Black 142 81 58.1 47.9-67.7 61 41.9 32.3-52.1
Non-Hispanic Other 31 21 63.3 42.4-80.1 *** *** ***
Latina 84 57 68.1 56.3-78.0 27 31.9 22.0-43.7
Education
< High School 107 70 68.1 57.1-77.5 37 31.9 22.5-42.9
High School 112 71 64.9 54.1-74.3 41 35.1 25.7-45.9
> High School 348 223 63.4 57.4-69.0 125 36.6 31.0-42.6
Marital Status
Married 327 213 66.3 60.2-71.8 114 33.7 28.2-39.8
Other 240 151 62.6 55.1-69.5 89 37.4 30.5-44.9
WIC recipient
No 254 174 68.6 61.7-74.7 80 31.4 25.3-38.3
Yes 314 190 61.5 55.1-67.6 124 38.5 32.4-44.9
Medicaid recipient
No 225 148 66.6 59.2-73.2 77 33.4 26.8-40.8
Yes 343 216 63.3 57.1-69.0 127 36.7 31.0-42.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 191 120 62.4 55.3-69.0 71 37.6 31.0-44.7
2500+ grams 377 244 64.7 59.7-69.5 133 35.3 30.5-40.3

*(Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question Q52A AND Q52B OPTION B ONLY) How old was your baby he or she ate food (such as formula, water, juice, tea, or cow's milk or ate solid food such as baby cereal, baby food, or any other food)

~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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