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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREAST FEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: HOSPITAL STAFF HELPED ME LEARN HOW TO BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 754 116 15.4 12.7-18.7 638 84.6 81.3-87.3
Age
< 20 years 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 177 33 17.8 12.2-25.3 144 82.2 74.7-87.8
25-34 years 414 65 15.6 12.1-20.0 349 84.4 80.0-87.9
35+ years 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 428 66 15.7 12.2-20.1 362 84.3 79.9-87.8
Non-Hispanic Black 166 27 16.7 10.8-24.9 139 83.3 75.1-89.2
Non-Hispanic Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 110 20 16.7 10.3-25.8 90 83.3 74.2-89.7
Education
< High School 123 26 23.1 15.4-33.0 97 76.9 67.0-84.6
High School 135 28 18.9 12.5-27.5 107 81.1 72.5-87.5
> High School 495 62 12.2 9.3-15.8 433 87.8 84.2-90.7
Marital Status
Married 484 69 15.3 12.0-19.4 415 84.7 80.6-88.0
Other 269 47 15.7 11.2-21.5 222 84.3 78.5-88.8
WIC recipient
No 392 50 13.6 10.2-18.0 342 86.4 82.0-89.8
Yes 359 65 17.0 13.0-22.0 294 83.0 78.0-87.0
Medicaid recipient
No 350 36 10.5 7.4-14.7 314 89.5 85.3-92.6
Yes 404 80 19.6 15.4-24.5 324 80.4 75.5-84.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 241 39 16.8 12.6-22.2 202 83.2 77.8-87.4
2500+ grams 513 77 15.3 12.4-18.8 436 84.7 81.2-87.6

*Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2011.The overall weighted response rate was 54%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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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