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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1278 479 39.8 36.4-43.3 799 60.2 56.7-63.6
Age
< 20 years 127 74 55.6 44.4-66.3 53 44.4 33.7-55.6
20-24 years 281 132 47.6 40.3-55.0 149 52.4 45.0-59.7
25-34 years 665 213 34.3 29.9-39.1 452 65.7 60.9-70.1
35+ years 205 60 32.7 24.9-41.5 145 67.3 58.5-75.1
Race
White 934 300 33.3 29.6-37.2 634 66.7 62.8-70.4
Black 270 148 57.9 50.0-65.4 122 42.1 34.6-50.0
Other 74 31 45.5 31.6-60.2 43 54.5 39.8-68.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 168 40 23.1 16.1-31.9 128 76.9 68.1-83.9
No 1110 439 43.0 39.3-46.8 671 57.0 53.2-60.7
Education
< High School 199 97 43.8 35.2-52.8 102 56.2 47.2-64.8
High School 381 196 56.0 49.5-62.3 185 44.0 37.7-50.5
> High School 697 186 28.7 24.7-33.1 511 71.3 66.9-75.3
Marital Status
Married 849 253 31.1 27.4-35.1 596 68.9 64.9-72.6
Other 429 226 52.7 46.6-58.8 203 47.3 41.2-53.4
Income
14,999 or less 337 174 50.7 43.7-57.7 163 49.3 42.3-56.3
15,000-24,999 165 60 37.6 28.7-47.4 105 62.4 52.6-71.3
25,000-49,999 246 83 36.9 29.7-44.6 163 63.1 55.4-70.3
50,000 or more 427 114 30.2 25.1-35.8 313 69.8 64.2-74.9
WIC recipient
No 720 213 32.9 28.7-37.4 507 67.1 62.6-71.3
Yes 548 261 47.2 41.8-52.5 287 52.8 47.5-58.2
Medicaid recipient
No 650 180 31.5 27.3-36.1 470 68.5 63.9-72.7
Yes 628 299 47.1 42.0-52.2 329 52.9 47.8-58.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 547 208 43.5 39.2-48.0 339 56.5 52.0-60.8
2500+ grams 731 271 39.5 35.8-43.3 460 60.5 56.7-64.2

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 52. How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your baby?

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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