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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 600 316 50.7 46.0-55.3 284 49.3 44.7-54.0
Age
< 20 years 45 20 44.9 29.8-61.0 25 55.1 39.0-70.2
20-24 years 138 78 54.7 44.7-64.4 60 45.3 35.6-55.3
25-34 years 336 172 49.0 42.9-55.1 164 51.0 44.9-57.1
35+ years 81 46 55.7 42.8-67.8 35 44.3 32.2-57.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 341 187 54.2 48.2-60.1 154 45.8 39.9-51.8
Non-Hispanic Black 140 69 42.7 33.0-53.1 71 57.3 46.9-67.0
Non-Hispanic Other 30 19 62.4 41.7-79.4 11 37.6 20.6-58.3
Latina 81 36 45.3 33.5-57.7 45 54.7 42.3-66.5
Education
< High School 89 55 59.7 47.1-71.1 34 40.3 28.9-52.9
High School 117 62 53.2 42.6-63.5 55 46.8 36.5-57.4
> High School 394 199 47.6 42.0-53.2 195 52.4 46.8-58.0
Marital Status
Married 362 189 52.9 47.2-58.6 173 47.1 41.4-52.8
Other 238 127 47.7 40.2-55.4 111 52.3 44.6-59.8
WIC recipient
No 281 145 50.9 44.4-57.4 136 49.1 42.6-55.6
Yes 316 170 50.9 44.3-57.4 146 49.1 42.6-55.7
Medicaid recipient
No 310 159 49.8 43.5-56.0 151 50.2 44.0-56.5
Yes 290 157 51.6 44.8-58.4 133 48.4 41.6-55.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 197 115 59.5 52.4-66.2 82 40.5 33.8-47.6
2500+ grams 403 201 49.9 44.9-54.9 202 50.1 45.1-55.1

*(Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question Q58 AND Q59 ) How old was your baby the first time he or she drank liquids other than brast milk (such as formula, water, juice, tea, or cow's milk or ate solid food such as baby cereal, baby food, or any other food)

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

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

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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