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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: HOSPITAL STAFF TOLD ME TO BREASTFEED WHENEVER MY BABY WANTED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 875 240 21.8 18.9-25.2 635 78.2 74.8-81.1
Age
< 20 years 70 23 26.3 15.9-40.3 47 73.7 59.7-84.1
20-24 years 189 59 25.0 18.5-32.9 130 75.0 67.1-81.5
25-34 years 471 114 19.0 15.3-23.4 357 81.0 76.6-84.7
35+ years 145 44 24.3 17.3-32.9 101 75.7 67.1-82.7
Race
White 674 172 18.7 15.6-22.1 502 81.3 77.9-84.4
Black 163 63 35.3 26.9-44.8 100 64.7 55.2-73.1
Other 38 5 15.0 5.4-35.3 33 85.0 64.7-94.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 133 32 22.2 15.2-31.1 101 77.8 68.9-84.8
No 742 208 21.8 18.5-25.4 534 78.2 74.6-81.5
Education
< High School 133 47 30.9 22.3-41.0 86 69.1 59.0-77.7
High School 203 59 23.0 17.1-30.1 144 77.0 69.9-82.9
> High School 538 134 18.6 15.2-22.5 404 81.4 77.5-84.8
Marital Status
Married 588 145 18.4 15.2-22.1 443 81.6 77.9-84.8
Other 287 95 27.8 22.1-34.5 192 72.2 65.5-77.9
Income
14,999 or less 133 45 35.2 26.1-45.5 88 64.8 54.5-73.9
15,000-24,999 190 54 21.8 15.9-29.2 136 78.2 70.8-84.1
25,000-49,999 186 51 17.9 12.5-25.0 135 82.1 75.0-87.5
50,000 or more 323 79 17.5 13.5-22.3 244 82.5 77.7-86.5
WIC recipient
No 521 127 17.9 14.6-21.8 394 82.1 78.2-85.4
Yes 352 113 27.0 21.9-32.8 239 73.0 67.2-78.1
Medicaid recipient
No 485 115 17.5 14.1-21.6 370 82.5 78.4-85.9
Yes 390 125 26.5 21.7-31.9 265 73.5 68.1-78.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 280 130 46.6 40.8-52.4 150 53.4 47.6-59.2
2500+ grams 595 110 19.9 16.7-23.5 485 80.1 76.5-83.3

*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.

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