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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1167 484 43.3 40.0-46.7 683 56.7 53.3-60.0
Age
< 20 years 121 67 58.6 47.8-68.6 54 41.4 31.4-52.2
20-24 years 268 127 49.1 42.1-56.1 141 50.9 43.9-57.9
25-34 years 598 226 38.8 34.4-43.4 372 61.2 56.6-65.6
35+ years 180 64 36.3 28.5-44.9 116 63.7 55.1-71.5
Race
White 843 304 37.5 33.9-41.3 539 62.5 58.7-66.1
Black 270 163 61.8 54.3-68.8 107 38.2 31.2-45.7
Other 54 17 39.0 24.8-55.4 37 61.0 44.6-75.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 150 54 36.3 28.2-45.3 96 63.7 54.7-71.8
No 1017 430 44.6 41.0-48.2 587 55.4 51.8-59.0
Education
< High School 200 98 49.2 41.0-57.6 102 50.8 42.4-59.0
High School 322 170 53.6 47.2-59.8 152 46.4 40.2-52.8
> High School 641 213 35.0 30.8-39.3 428 65.0 60.7-69.2
Marital Status
Married 715 245 34.6 30.7-38.6 470 65.4 61.4-69.3
Other 452 239 55.1 49.6-60.6 213 44.9 39.4-50.4
Income
14,999 or less 215 115 53.2 45.0-61.2 100 46.8 38.8-55.0
15,000-24,999 273 132 48.3 41.5-55.1 141 51.7 44.9-58.5
25,000-49,999 236 96 42.1 34.9-49.7 140 57.9 50.3-65.1
50,000 or more 379 107 30.6 25.6-36.1 272 69.4 63.9-74.4
WIC recipient
No 620 196 33.4 29.2-37.8 424 66.6 62.2-70.8
Yes 544 286 53.1 48.1-58.1 258 46.9 41.9-51.9
Medicaid recipient
No 1009 393 40.7 37.2-44.3 616 59.3 55.7-62.8
Yes 158 91 58.9 49.3-67.9 67 41.1 32.1-50.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 401 169 44.6 39.7-49.5 232 55.4 50.5-60.3
2500+ grams 766 315 43.2 39.6-46.8 451 56.8 53.2-60.4

*(Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question Q52A AND Q52B OPTION A ONLY) How old was your baby the first time he or she drank liquids other than brast milk (such as formula, water, juice, tea, or cow's milk or ate solid food such as bab y cereal, baby food, or any other food)

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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 19AUG11

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