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2015 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 746 102 15.8 12.7-19.4 644 84.2 80.6-87.3
Age
< 20 years 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 124 20 15.7 9.1-25.6 104 84.3 74.4-90.9
25-34 years 456 66 16.3 12.5-21.0 390 83.7 79.0-87.5
35+ years 139 13 13.0 7.5-21.6 126 87.0 78.4-92.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 420 53 14.7 10.9-19.6 367 85.3 80.4-89.1
Non-Hispanic Black 154 19 14.3 8.4-23.4 135 85.7 76.6-91.6
Non-Hispanic Other 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 105 20 21.4 13.5-32.3 85 78.6 67.7-86.5
Education
< High School 82 13 17.9 9.7-30.6 69 82.1 69.4-90.3
High School 126 24 21.3 13.8-31.4 102 78.7 68.6-86.2
> High School 533 63 13.6 10.4-17.6 470 86.4 82.4-89.6
Marital Status
Married 530 65 14.6 11.2-18.7 465 85.4 81.3-88.8
Other 216 37 18.3 12.6-25.9 179 81.7 74.1-87.4
WIC recipient
No 478 53 12.3 9.1-16.2 425 87.7 83.8-90.9
Yes 258 46 19.6 14.2-26.4 212 80.4 73.6-85.8
Medicaid recipient
No 497 47 11.4 8.4-15.3 450 88.6 84.7-91.6
Yes 249 55 23.4 17.4-30.8 194 76.6 69.2-82.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 250 29 12.6 8.9-17.5 221 87.4 82.5-91.1
2500+ grams 496 73 16.0 12.8-19.9 423 84.0 80.1-87.2

*Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital

The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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.

This page was generated on 26OCT17

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