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2012 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 614 129 19.3 15.9-23.2 485 80.7 76.8-84.1
Age
< 20 years 46 11 24.0 12.9-40.2 35 76.0 59.8-87.1
20-24 years 140 45 31.2 22.7-41.1 95 68.8 58.9-77.3
25-34 years 344 57 14.9 11.1-19.7 287 85.1 80.3-88.9
35+ years 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 349 63 16.8 12.7-21.9 286 83.2 78.1-87.3
Non-Hispanic Black 143 50 30.2 21.8-40.2 93 69.8 59.8-78.2
Non-Hispanic Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 91 32 29.6 19.9-41.6 59 70.4 58.4-80.1
High School 118 32 26.8 18.5-37.2 86 73.2 62.8-81.5
> High School 405 65 14.2 10.7-18.6 340 85.8 81.4-89.3
Marital Status
Married 369 56 14.0 10.5-18.4 313 86.0 81.6-89.5
Other 245 73 26.1 20.1-33.3 172 73.9 66.7-79.9
WIC recipient
No 286 35 11.0 7.6-15.8 251 89.0 84.2-92.4
Yes 324 93 25.9 20.7-32.0 231 74.1 68.0-79.3
Medicaid recipient
No 319 36 10.3 7.1-14.8 283 89.7 85.2-92.9
Yes 295 93 28.5 22.8-35.0 202 71.5 65.0-77.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 199 60 31.8 25.5-38.8 139 68.2 61.2-74.5
2500+ grams 415 69 18.2 14.6-22.5 346 81.8 77.5-85.4

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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