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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 933 428 45.5 41.8-49.2 505 54.5 50.8-58.2
Age
< 20 years 66 50 78.2 64.5-87.7 16 21.8 12.3-35.5
20-24 years 231 136 53.8 46.2-61.2 95 46.2 38.8-53.8
25-34 years 497 194 40.1 35.3-45.1 303 59.9 54.9-64.7
35+ years 139 48 29.5 21.7-38.8 91 70.5 61.2-78.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 515 243 47.9 43.0-52.8 272 52.1 47.2-57.0
Non-Hispanic Black 236 136 58.9 51.1-66.3 100 41.1 33.7-48.9
Non-Hispanic Other 51 16 37.3 23.2-54.1 35 62.7 45.9-76.8
Latina 121 30 22.6 15.4-31.8 91 77.4 68.2-84.6
Education
< High School 166 84 46.0 37.3-55.0 82 54.0 45.0-62.7
High School 185 116 63.4 55.1-71.0 69 36.6 29.0-44.9
> High School 581 228 38.9 34.5-43.5 353 61.1 56.5-65.5
Marital Status
Married 554 200 35.8 31.4-40.4 354 64.2 59.6-68.6
Other 378 227 59.5 53.5-65.2 151 40.5 34.8-46.5
WIC recipient
No 460 166 35.7 30.9-40.8 294 64.3 59.2-69.1
Yes 470 261 54.8 49.5-60.1 209 45.2 39.9-50.5
Medicaid recipient
No 399 132 32.7 27.7-38.1 267 67.3 61.9-72.3
Yes 534 296 54.9 49.9-59.8 238 45.1 40.2-50.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 307 156 51.4 45.7-57.0 151 48.6 43.0-54.3
2500+ grams 626 272 45.0 41.1-49.0 354 55.0 51.0-58.9

*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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