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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 8 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 955 612 61.7 58.0-65.3 343 38.3 34.7-42.0
Age
< 20 years 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 213 147 68.6 60.8-75.5 66 31.4 24.5-39.2
25-34 years 527 318 57.0 51.9-61.8 209 43.0 38.2-48.1
35+ years 167 106 58.3 49.5-66.6 61 41.7 33.4-50.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 505 290 55.1 50.1-60.0 215 44.9 40.0-49.9
Non-Hispanic Black 186 141 72.8 64.3-79.8 45 27.2 20.2-35.7
Non-Hispanic Other 59 38 59.0 43.3-73.1 21 41.0 26.9-56.7
Latina 185 129 67.8 59.4-75.2 56 32.2 24.8-40.6
Education
< High School 169 125 73.6 65.1-80.6 44 26.4 19.4-34.9
High School 189 142 73.9 65.8-80.6 47 26.1 19.4-34.2
> High School 596 345 53.9 49.2-58.5 251 46.1 41.5-50.8
Marital Status
Married 577 332 55.0 50.3-59.6 245 45.0 40.4-49.7
Other 378 280 72.2 66.3-77.4 98 27.8 22.6-33.7
WIC recipient
No 549 321 55.0 50.2-59.8 228 45.0 40.2-49.8
Yes 397 287 71.3 65.7-76.3 110 28.7 23.7-34.3
Medicaid recipient
No 585 334 53.2 48.4-57.8 251 46.8 42.2-51.6
Yes 370 278 73.9 68.3-78.9 92 26.1 21.1-31.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 335 247 75.8 70.9-80.1 88 24.2 19.9-29.1
2500+ grams 620 365 60.5 56.5-64.3 255 39.5 35.7-43.5

*Asked only of mothers living with their child

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

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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