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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1124 520 47.4 44.0-50.8 604 52.6 49.2-56.0
Age
< 20 years 111 77 70.4 59.4-79.4 34 29.6 20.6-40.6
20-24 years 256 155 59.5 52.3-66.3 101 40.5 33.7-47.7
25-34 years 582 226 39.1 34.6-43.7 356 60.9 56.3-65.4
35+ years 175 62 37.8 29.8-46.5 113 62.2 53.5-70.2
Race
White 822 335 41.7 37.9-45.6 487 58.3 54.4-62.1
Black 251 163 66.0 58.4-72.9 88 34.0 27.1-41.6
Other 51 22 46.3 31.1-62.3 29 53.7 37.7-68.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 145 36 25.8 18.6-34.5 109 74.2 65.5-81.4
No 979 484 51.5 47.8-55.1 495 48.5 44.9-52.2
Education
< High School 188 100 52.9 44.3-61.3 88 47.1 38.7-55.7
High School 302 195 63.8 57.4-69.8 107 36.2 30.2-42.6
> High School 632 224 36.1 31.9-40.5 408 63.9 59.5-68.1
Marital Status
Married 699 256 37.2 33.2-41.4 443 62.8 58.6-66.8
Other 425 264 61.6 55.9-67.0 161 38.4 33.0-44.1
Income
14,999 or less 200 123 62.4 54.0-70.1 77 37.6 29.9-46.0
15,000-24,999 267 154 58.4 51.5-65.0 113 41.6 35.0-48.5
25,000-49,999 229 102 43.6 36.3-51.3 127 56.4 48.7-63.7
50,000 or more 374 111 29.7 24.8-35.2 263 70.3 64.8-75.2
WIC recipient
No 604 201 34.6 30.4-39.1 403 65.4 60.9-69.6
Yes 518 318 60.3 55.3-65.2 200 39.7 34.8-44.7
Medicaid recipient
No 567 186 33.0 28.7-37.5 381 67.0 62.5-71.3
Yes 557 334 60.1 55.3-64.8 223 39.9 35.2-44.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 373 189 52.7 47.7-57.7 184 47.3 42.3-52.3
2500+ grams 751 331 47.0 43.4-50.7 420 53.0 49.3-56.6

*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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