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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: I BREASTFEED MY BABY IN THE FIRST HOUR AFTER MY BABY WAS BORN*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 484 170 23.8 19.9-28.2 314 76.2 71.8-80.1
Age
< 20 years 35 17 41.1 25.1-59.3 18 58.9 40.7-74.9
20-24 years 95 33 21.0 13.4-31.3 62 79.0 68.7-86.6
25-34 years 285 97 22.7 17.9-28.4 188 77.3 71.6-82.1
35+ years 69 23 19.8 11.5-31.8 46 80.2 68.2-88.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 286 95 20.4 16.0-25.7 191 79.6 74.3-84.0
Non-Hispanic Black 95 36 28.3 18.8-40.3 59 71.7 59.7-81.2
Non-Hispanic Other 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 70 27 29.0 18.7-42.1 43 71.0 57.9-81.3
Education
< High School 59 29 35.4 23.1-50.0 30 64.6 50.0-76.9
High School 87 33 28.5 18.9-40.6 54 71.5 59.4-81.1
> High School 338 108 20.1 15.9-25.0 230 79.9 75.0-84.1
Marital Status
Married 313 102 20.1 16.0-25.1 211 79.9 74.9-84.0
Other 171 68 29.4 22.1-37.8 103 70.6 62.2-77.9
WIC recipient
No 250 75 19.2 14.6-24.8 175 80.8 75.2-85.4
Yes 231 94 28.6 22.4-35.7 137 71.4 64.3-77.6
Medicaid recipient
No 279 88 18.9 14.6-24.2 191 81.1 75.8-85.4
Yes 205 82 30.0 23.3-37.6 123 70.0 62.4-76.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 144 101 69.0 60.7-76.2 43 31.0 23.8-39.3
2500+ grams 340 69 20.4 16.3-25.2 271 79.6 74.8-83.7

*Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital

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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