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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: MY BABY WAS FED ONLY BREAST MILK AT THE HOSPITAL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 878 490 53.2 49.3-56.9 388 46.8 43.1-50.7
Age
< 20 years 70 43 64.2 50.0-76.2 27 35.8 23.8-50.0
20-24 years 189 122 60.9 52.5-68.7 67 39.1 31.3-47.5
25-34 years 475 241 47.3 42.2-52.4 234 52.7 47.6-57.8
35+ years 144 84 55.4 46.1-64.3 60 44.6 35.7-53.9
Race
White 674 355 49.8 45.5-54.1 319 50.2 45.9-54.5
Black 166 114 65.4 56.0-73.8 52 34.6 26.2-44.0
Other 38 21 54.6 36.2-71.8 17 45.4 28.2-63.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 133 76 57.3 47.7-66.5 57 42.7 33.5-52.3
No 745 414 52.2 48.1-56.3 331 47.8 43.7-51.9
Education
< High School 133 82 61.4 51.0-70.8 51 38.6 29.2-49.0
High School 205 130 61.1 53.2-68.4 75 38.9 31.6-46.8
> High School 539 277 46.7 42.0-51.5 262 53.3 48.5-58.0
Marital Status
Married 590 306 47.5 43.0-52.1 284 52.5 47.9-57.0
Other 288 184 62.8 55.9-69.2 104 37.2 30.8-44.1
Income
14,999 or less 134 93 70.1 60.1-78.5 41 29.9 21.5-39.9
15,000-24,999 190 109 55.7 47.4-63.6 81 44.3 36.4-52.6
25,000-49,999 187 97 47.7 39.6-56.0 90 52.3 44.0-60.4
50,000 or more 324 165 46.2 40.2-52.3 159 53.8 47.7-59.8
WIC recipient
No 525 270 47.0 42.2-51.8 255 53.0 48.2-57.8
Yes 351 218 60.7 54.6-66.5 133 39.3 33.5-45.4
Medicaid recipient
No 486 250 46.6 41.7-51.6 236 53.4 48.4-58.3
Yes 392 240 60.2 54.3-65.7 152 39.8 34.3-45.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 283 189 66.2 60.5-71.5 94 33.8 28.5-39.5
2500+ grams 595 301 52.1 48.0-56.2 294 47.9 43.8-52.0

*Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital

~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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