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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 954 271 29.2 25.8-32.8 683 70.8 67.2-74.2
Age
< 20 years 48 25 60.0 42.9-74.9 23 40.0 25.1-57.1
20-24 years 210 80 38.0 30.6-46.1 130 62.0 53.9-69.4
25-34 years 529 123 24.4 20.2-29.1 406 75.6 70.9-79.8
35+ years 167 43 21.8 15.4-29.8 124 78.2 70.2-84.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 501 126 26.2 21.9-31.0 375 73.8 69.0-78.1
Non-Hispanic Black 186 75 42.1 33.7-50.9 111 57.9 49.1-66.3
Non-Hispanic Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 187 49 24.6 18.0-32.6 138 75.4 67.4-82.0
Education
< High School 173 63 37.2 28.9-46.5 110 62.8 53.5-71.1
High School 187 83 44.8 36.5-53.4 104 55.2 46.6-63.5
> High School 593 125 21.1 17.4-25.2 468 78.9 74.8-82.6
Marital Status
Married 579 112 20.7 17.0-24.9 467 79.3 75.1-83.0
Other 375 159 42.4 36.4-48.7 216 57.6 51.3-63.6
WIC recipient
No 551 129 23.4 19.4-27.9 422 76.6 72.1-80.6
Yes 394 141 37.5 31.8-43.5 253 62.5 56.5-68.2
Medicaid recipient
No 584 119 18.9 15.4-22.9 465 81.1 77.1-84.6
Yes 370 152 43.8 37.8-50.0 218 56.2 50.0-62.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 335 109 34.7 29.6-40.1 226 65.3 59.9-70.4
2500+ grams 619 162 28.7 25.1-32.6 457 71.3 67.4-74.9

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 55. How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your baby?

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

*** 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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