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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 TOLD ME TO BREASTFEED WHENEVER MY BABY WANTED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 750 169 18.4 15.4-21.7 581 81.6 78.3-84.6
Age
< 20 years 44 21 43.3 27.5-60.7 23 56.7 39.3-72.5
20-24 years 176 42 19.7 13.8-27.2 134 80.3 72.8-86.2
25-34 years 412 81 14.9 11.5-19.1 331 85.1 80.9-88.5
35+ years 118 25 16.7 10.4-25.6 93 83.3 74.4-89.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 427 83 14.9 11.5-19.1 344 85.1 80.9-88.5
Non-Hispanic Black 164 59 32.5 24.3-41.8 105 67.5 58.2-75.7
Non-Hispanic Other 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 110 22 19.2 12.3-28.8 88 80.8 71.2-87.7
Education
< High School 122 39 27.1 18.9-37.1 83 72.9 62.9-81.1
High School 135 41 25.1 17.7-34.3 94 74.9 65.7-82.3
> High School 492 89 13.7 10.7-17.4 403 86.3 82.6-89.3
Marital Status
Married 481 91 15.8 12.5-19.8 390 84.2 80.2-87.5
Other 268 78 23.1 17.8-29.6 190 76.9 70.4-82.2
WIC recipient
No 391 67 13.6 10.2-17.9 324 86.4 82.1-89.8
Yes 357 102 23.4 18.7-28.8 255 76.6 71.2-81.3
Medicaid recipient
No 348 53 11.9 8.6-16.1 295 88.1 83.9-91.4
Yes 402 116 23.8 19.3-29.0 286 76.2 71.0-80.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 239 87 36.4 30.5-42.8 152 63.6 57.2-69.5
2500+ grams 511 82 16.9 13.8-20.6 429 83.1 79.4-86.2

*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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