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2010 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 944 412 44.3 40.6-48.0 532 55.7 52.0-59.4
Age
< 20 years 76 48 60.9 47.2-73.0 28 39.1 27.0-52.8
20-24 years 218 135 62.2 54.6-69.2 83 37.8 30.8-45.4
25-34 years 493 174 33.9 29.3-38.9 319 66.1 61.1-70.7
35+ years 157 55 37.8 29.1-47.3 102 62.2 52.7-70.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 582 241 43.5 38.9-48.2 341 56.5 51.8-61.1
Non-Hispanic Black 197 113 50.5 42.2-58.7 84 49.5 41.3-57.8
Non-Hispanic Other 51 25 56.5 40.9-71.0 26 43.5 29.0-59.1
Latina 108 31 34.1 24.4-45.3 77 65.9 54.7-75.6
Education
< High School 146 84 56.8 46.8-66.3 62 43.2 33.7-53.2
High School 243 144 56.5 49.3-63.5 99 43.5 36.5-50.7
> High School 552 184 33.7 29.4-38.3 368 66.3 61.7-70.6
Marital Status
Married 606 203 34.4 30.2-38.8 403 65.6 61.2-69.8
Other 338 209 58.3 52.0-64.4 129 41.7 35.6-48.0
WIC recipient
No 519 167 32.4 27.9-37.2 352 67.6 62.8-72.1
Yes 420 242 55.9 50.3-61.4 178 44.1 38.6-49.7
Medicaid recipient
No 469 141 31.0 26.4-36.0 328 69.0 64.0-73.6
Yes 475 271 54.9 49.6-60.1 204 45.1 39.9-50.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 310 151 53.4 47.8-58.9 159 46.6 41.1-52.2
2500+ grams 634 261 43.5 39.6-47.5 373 56.5 52.5-60.4

*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 2010.The overall weighted response rate was 56%.

#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 16NOV12

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