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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: HOSPITAL STAFF HELPED ME LEARN HOW TO BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 767 96 14.7 11.9-18.0 671 85.3 82.0-88.1
Age
< 20 years 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 156 24 19.7 13.1-28.4 132 80.3 71.6-86.9
25-34 years 443 52 13.2 9.8-17.5 391 86.8 82.5-90.2
35+ years 135 18 14.8 9.2-22.9 117 85.2 77.1-90.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 416 51 14.5 11.0-18.9 365 85.5 81.1-89.0
Non-Hispanic Black 134 19 17.8 11.0-27.5 115 82.2 72.5-89.0
Non-Hispanic Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 156 18 12.4 7.5-19.7 138 87.6 80.3-92.5
Education
< High School 124 22 19.7 12.7-29.3 102 80.3 70.7-87.3
High School 126 20 20.1 12.9-29.8 106 79.9 70.2-87.1
> High School 516 54 11.9 9.0-15.7 462 88.1 84.3-91.0
Marital Status
Married 501 57 13.2 10.1-17.1 444 86.8 82.9-89.9
Other 266 39 17.4 12.4-23.9 227 82.6 76.1-87.6
WIC recipient
No 455 37 8.8 6.2-12.3 418 91.2 87.7-93.8
Yes 306 57 22.5 17.3-28.8 249 77.5 71.2-82.7
Medicaid recipient
No 497 44 10.7 7.9-14.3 453 89.3 85.7-92.1
Yes 270 52 21.6 16.2-28.2 218 78.4 71.8-83.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 250 22 8.9 5.9-13.3 228 91.1 86.7-94.1
2500+ grams 517 74 15.1 12.2-18.6 443 84.9 81.4-87.8

*Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital

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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