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2010 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Prevalence of Breastfeeding Initiation.*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 944 174 18.2 15.5-21.3 770 81.8 78.7-84.5
Age
< 20 years 76 22 29.2 18.5-42.6 54 70.8 57.4-81.5
20-24 years 218 56 24.5 18.6-31.7 162 75.5 68.3-81.4
25-34 years 493 72 13.2 10.1-17.0 421 86.8 83.0-89.9
35+ years 157 24 17.5 11.2-26.2 133 82.5 73.8-88.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 582 101 18.2 14.8-22.2 481 81.8 77.8-85.2
Non-Hispanic Black 197 54 23.1 16.8-30.9 143 76.9 69.1-83.2
Non-Hispanic Other 51 9 20.3 10.4-36.0 42 79.7 64.0-89.6
Latina 108 10 11.0 5.7-20.4 98 89.0 79.6-94.3
Education
< High School 146 47 27.7 19.8-37.3 99 72.3 62.7-80.2
High School 243 64 24.3 18.8-30.9 179 75.7 69.1-81.2
> High School 552 63 11.8 9.1-15.2 489 88.2 84.8-90.9
Marital Status
Married 606 80 13.8 10.9-17.3 526 86.2 82.7-89.1
Other 338 94 24.6 19.6-30.4 244 75.4 69.6-80.4
WIC recipient
No 519 69 13.0 10.1-16.8 450 87.0 83.2-89.9
Yes 420 104 23.3 18.9-28.3 316 76.7 71.7-81.1
Medicaid recipient
No 469 50 10.7 7.9-14.4 419 89.3 85.6-92.1
Yes 475 124 24.3 20.0-29.1 351 75.7 70.9-80.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 310 70 25.3 20.6-30.7 240 74.7 69.3-79.4
2500+ grams 634 104 17.6 14.7-21.0 530 82.4 79.0-85.3

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 49. For how many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your baby? (Mothers who are currently breastfeeding are not included in this table)

~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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