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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Prevalence of Breastfeeding Initiation.*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1278 319 27.5 24.4-30.8 959 72.5 69.2-75.6
Age
< 20 years 127 51 44.6 33.8-55.8 76 55.4 44.2-66.2
20-24 years 281 83 29.8 23.5-37.0 198 70.2 63.0-76.5
25-34 years 665 139 23.1 19.2-27.5 526 76.9 72.5-80.8
35+ years 205 46 24.3 17.4-32.7 159 75.7 67.3-82.6
Race
White 934 188 22.6 19.4-26.3 746 77.4 73.7-80.6
Black 270 105 39.6 32.2-47.6 165 60.4 52.4-67.8
Other 74 26 37.1 24.1-52.4 48 62.9 47.6-75.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 168 23 15.1 9.5-23.2 145 84.9 76.8-90.5
No 1110 296 29.8 26.4-33.5 814 70.2 66.5-73.6
Education
< High School 199 75 34.5 26.5-43.4 124 65.5 56.6-73.5
High School 381 135 41.2 35.0-47.8 246 58.8 52.2-65.0
> High School 697 109 16.5 13.4-20.3 588 83.5 79.7-86.6
Marital Status
Married 849 159 20.3 17.1-23.8 690 79.7 76.2-82.9
Other 429 160 38.1 32.4-44.3 269 61.9 55.7-67.6
Income
14,999 or less 337 131 39.6 32.9-46.7 206 60.4 53.3-67.1
15,000-24,999 165 35 23.6 16.3-32.8 130 76.4 67.2-83.7
25,000-49,999 246 52 25.1 18.9-32.5 194 74.9 67.5-81.1
50,000 or more 427 71 18.8 14.6-23.8 356 81.2 76.2-85.4
WIC recipient
No 720 135 21.2 17.6-25.3 585 78.8 74.7-82.4
Yes 548 181 34.6 29.6-39.9 367 65.4 60.1-70.4
Medicaid recipient
No 650 104 18.6 15.2-22.6 546 81.4 77.4-84.8
Yes 628 215 35.2 30.5-40.3 413 64.8 59.7-69.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 547 136 29.0 25.0-33.3 411 71.0 66.7-75.0
2500+ grams 731 183 27.3 24.0-30.9 548 72.7 69.1-76.0

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 52. For 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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