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2009 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 1124 385 36.2 32.9-39.6 739 63.8 60.4-67.1
Age
< 20 years 111 60 57.2 46.1-67.6 51 42.8 32.4-53.9
20-24 years 256 114 45.2 38.2-52.4 142 54.8 47.6-61.8
25-34 years 582 166 29.7 25.5-34.2 416 70.3 65.8-74.5
35+ years 175 45 26.9 19.9-35.4 130 73.1 64.6-80.1
Race
White 822 231 29.9 26.5-33.6 591 70.1 66.4-73.5
Black 251 135 55.7 47.9-63.2 116 44.3 36.8-52.1
Other 51 19 38.9 24.5-55.5 32 61.1 44.5-75.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 145 15 11.7 6.9-19.2 130 88.3 80.8-93.1
No 979 370 40.8 37.2-44.5 609 59.2 55.5-62.8
Education
< High School 188 77 43.5 35.2-52.2 111 56.5 47.8-64.8
High School 302 150 48.1 41.7-54.6 152 51.9 45.4-58.3
> High School 632 157 26.7 22.9-30.9 475 73.3 69.1-77.1
Marital Status
Married 699 175 25.7 22.2-29.6 524 74.3 70.4-77.8
Other 425 210 50.7 45.0-56.3 215 49.3 43.7-55.0
Income
14,999 or less 200 97 48.8 40.5-57.2 103 51.2 42.8-59.5
15,000-24,999 267 119 46.1 39.4-53.0 148 53.9 47.0-60.6
25,000-49,999 229 72 32.8 26.0-40.4 157 67.2 59.6-74.0
50,000 or more 374 77 21.5 17.2-26.5 297 78.5 73.5-82.8
WIC recipient
No 604 137 25.1 21.3-29.3 467 74.9 70.7-78.7
Yes 518 247 47.4 42.3-52.5 271 52.6 47.5-57.7
Medicaid recipient
No 567 130 23.7 19.9-27.9 437 76.3 72.1-80.1
Yes 557 255 47.2 42.3-52.1 302 52.8 47.9-57.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 373 135 38.2 33.4-43.3 238 61.8 56.7-66.6
2500+ grams 751 250 36.0 32.5-39.7 501 64.0 60.3-67.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 49. 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 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 28JUL11

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