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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 8 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1167 440 39.1 35.8-42.4 727 60.9 57.6-64.2
Age
< 20 years 121 62 54.6 43.9-64.9 59 45.4 35.1-56.1
20-24 years 268 112 42.4 35.6-49.5 156 57.6 50.5-64.4
25-34 years 598 208 35.6 31.3-40.1 390 64.4 59.9-68.7
35+ years 180 58 32.5 25.0-41.0 122 67.5 59.0-75.0
Race
White 843 270 33.2 29.6-36.9 573 66.8 63.1-70.4
Black 270 153 57.2 49.6-64.4 117 42.8 35.6-50.4
Other 54 17 39.0 24.8-55.4 37 61.0 44.6-75.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 150 48 32.2 24.4-41.2 102 67.8 58.8-75.6
No 1017 392 40.3 36.8-43.9 625 59.7 56.1-63.2
Education
< High School 200 92 46.3 38.1-54.7 108 53.7 45.3-61.9
High School 322 154 48.3 42.0-54.7 168 51.7 45.3-58.0
> High School 641 191 30.8 26.8-35.0 450 69.2 65.0-73.2
Marital Status
Married 715 218 30.4 26.7-34.3 497 69.6 65.7-73.3
Other 452 222 50.8 45.2-56.3 230 49.2 43.7-54.8
Income
14,999 or less 215 110 50.2 42.1-58.4 105 49.8 41.6-57.9
15,000-24,999 273 116 42.6 36.1-49.5 157 57.4 50.5-63.9
25,000-49,999 236 88 38.3 31.3-45.9 148 61.7 54.1-68.7
50,000 or more 379 94 26.7 22.0-32.0 285 73.3 68.0-78.0
WIC recipient
No 620 171 28.4 24.5-32.7 449 71.6 67.3-75.5
Yes 544 267 49.5 44.5-54.5 277 50.5 45.5-55.5
Medicaid recipient
No 1009 353 36.2 32.8-39.8 656 63.8 60.2-67.2
Yes 158 87 55.9 46.3-65.0 71 44.1 35.0-53.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 401 158 41.6 36.8-46.5 243 58.4 53.5-63.2
2500+ grams 766 282 38.8 35.3-42.5 484 61.2 57.5-64.7

*(Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question Q52A AND Q52B OPTION B ONLY) How old was your baby he or she ate food (such as formula, water, juice, tea, or cow's milk or ate solid food such as baby 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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