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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: I BREASTFED MY BABY IN THE FIRST HOUR AFTER MY BABY WAS BORN*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 752 317 33.6 29.9-37.5 435 66.4 62.5-70.1
Age
< 20 years 45 20 30.7 17.7-47.7 25 69.3 52.3-82.3
20-24 years 176 81 39.4 31.5-47.9 95 60.6 52.1-68.5
25-34 years 414 170 32.8 28.0-38.0 244 67.2 62.0-72.0
35+ years 117 46 27.2 19.0-37.2 71 72.8 62.8-81.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 426 162 31.3 26.5-36.4 264 68.7 63.6-73.5
Non-Hispanic Black 166 98 47.2 38.1-56.5 68 52.8 43.5-61.9
Non-Hispanic Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 110 41 32.7 23.9-43.0 69 67.3 57.0-76.1
Education
< High School 123 57 37.0 27.8-47.4 66 63.0 52.6-72.2
High School 134 59 32.7 24.4-42.2 75 67.3 57.8-75.6
> High School 494 201 33.0 28.5-37.8 293 67.0 62.2-71.5
Marital Status
Married 483 179 30.1 25.7-34.9 304 69.9 65.1-74.3
Other 268 138 40.1 33.5-47.1 130 59.9 52.9-66.5
WIC recipient
No 393 147 28.0 23.4-33.2 246 72.0 66.8-76.6
Yes 356 168 39.4 33.7-45.4 188 60.6 54.6-66.3
Medicaid recipient
No 350 134 30.3 25.2-35.9 216 69.7 64.1-74.8
Yes 402 183 36.3 31.1-41.9 219 63.7 58.1-68.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 240 161 67.6 61.4-73.2 79 32.4 26.8-38.6
2500+ grams 512 156 30.9 26.9-35.1 356 69.1 64.9-73.1

*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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