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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

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Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 348 315 87.2 81.6-91.3 33 12.8 8.7-18.4
Age
< 20 years 35 27 70.5 43.7-88.1 8 29.5 11.9-56.3
20-24 years 99 92 87.0 74.3-94.0 7 13.0 6.0-25.7
25-34 years 183 169 90.7 83.4-94.9 14 9.3 5.1-16.6
35+ years 31 27 80.4 55.0-93.2 4 19.6 6.8-45.0
Race
White 268 239 85.3 78.6-90.1 29 14.7 9.9-21.4
Black 68 66 99.2 96.7-99.8 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3
Other 12 10 76.9 30.0-96.3 2 23.1 3.7-70.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 49 42 80.4 63.2-90.7 7 19.6 9.3-36.8
No 299 273 88.9 82.8-92.9 26 11.1 7.1-17.2
Education
< High School 69 56 72.7 57.1-84.2 13 27.3 15.8-42.9
High School 98 93 96.4 85.7-99.2 5 3.6 0.8-14.3
> High School 180 165 89.5 82.0-94.1 15 10.5 5.9-18.0
Marital Status
Married 223 209 92.6 86.8-96.0 14 7.4 4.0-13.2
Other 125 106 76.9 64.5-85.9 19 23.1 14.1-35.5
Income
14,999 or less 101 87 80.4 67.4-89.0 14 19.6 11.0-32.6
15,000-24,999 58 50 81.9 62.9-92.4 8 18.1 7.6-37.1
25,000-49,999 62 58 88.5 73.3-95.6 4 11.5 4.4-26.7
50,000 or more 96 90 94.2 85.0-97.9 6 5.8 2.1-15.0
WIC recipient
No 180 167 90.3 82.7-94.8 13 9.7 5.2-17.3
Yes 166 146 83.7 74.2-90.2 20 16.3 9.8-25.8
Medicaid recipient
No 163 154 92.5 85.3-96.3 9 7.5 3.7-14.7
Yes 185 161 82.3 73.1-88.8 24 17.7 11.2-26.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 176 164 93.1 88.3-96.0 12 6.9 4.0-11.7
2500+ grams 172 151 86.6 80.3-91.1 21 13.4 8.9-19.7

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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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