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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 TOLD ME TO BREASTFEED WHENEVER MY BABY WANTED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 739 141 14.2 11.5-17.4 598 85.8 82.6-88.5
Age
< 20 years 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 123 28 17.6 11.1-26.6 95 82.4 73.4-88.9
25-34 years 451 77 12.5 9.3-16.6 374 87.5 83.4-90.7
35+ years 138 28 13.2 8.0-20.9 110 86.8 79.1-92.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 417 67 10.2 7.3-14.0 350 89.8 86.0-92.7
Non-Hispanic Black 152 36 19.3 12.5-28.5 116 80.7 71.5-87.5
Non-Hispanic Other 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 103 27 18.9 11.9-28.8 76 81.1 71.2-88.1
Education
< High School 81 20 24.5 14.6-38.0 61 75.5 62.0-85.4
High School 125 28 15.8 10.0-24.0 97 84.2 76.0-90.0
> High School 528 91 11.7 8.9-15.3 437 88.3 84.7-91.1
Marital Status
Married 526 88 11.3 8.6-14.8 438 88.7 85.2-91.4
Other 213 53 20.2 14.5-27.4 160 79.8 72.6-85.5
WIC recipient
No 475 80 11.1 8.2-14.7 395 88.9 85.3-91.8
Yes 254 57 17.7 12.9-23.8 197 82.3 76.2-87.1
Medicaid recipient
No 492 87 10.9 8.3-14.3 405 89.1 85.7-91.7
Yes 247 54 19.9 14.4-26.8 193 80.1 73.2-85.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 246 85 34.5 28.8-40.6 161 65.5 59.4-71.2
2500+ grams 493 56 12.6 9.7-16.1 437 87.4 83.9-90.3

*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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