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2011 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 933 163 17.3 14.6-20.3 770 82.7 79.7-85.4
Age
< 20 years 66 20 29.2 18.1-43.6 46 70.8 56.4-81.9
20-24 years 231 49 20.0 14.7-26.7 182 80.0 73.3-85.3
25-34 years 497 74 14.9 11.6-18.9 423 85.1 81.1-88.4
35+ years 139 20 13.7 8.4-21.4 119 86.3 78.6-91.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 515 84 16.7 13.3-20.9 431 83.3 79.1-86.7
Non-Hispanic Black 236 63 28.1 21.6-35.7 173 71.9 64.3-78.4
Non-Hispanic Other 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 166 39 22.4 15.8-30.8 127 77.6 69.2-84.2
High School 185 49 24.4 18.0-32.2 136 75.6 67.8-82.0
> High School 581 75 13.0 10.2-16.5 506 87.0 83.5-89.8
Marital Status
Married 554 63 10.7 8.1-14.0 491 89.3 86.0-91.9
Other 378 100 26.9 21.9-32.6 278 73.1 67.4-78.1
WIC recipient
No 460 57 12.3 9.3-16.2 403 87.7 83.8-90.7
Yes 470 106 22.0 17.9-26.7 364 78.0 73.3-82.1
Medicaid recipient
No 399 40 10.1 7.2-14.0 359 89.9 86.0-92.8
Yes 534 123 22.5 18.6-27.0 411 77.5 73.0-81.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 307 62 20.5 16.4-25.5 245 79.5 74.5-83.6
2500+ grams 626 101 17.0 14.1-20.3 525 83.0 79.7-85.9

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 49. For how many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your baby? (Mothers who are currently breastfeeding are not included in this table)

~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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