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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 596 183 30.2 26.1-34.8 413 69.8 65.2-73.9
Age
< 20 years 45 23 55.0 39.0-70.0 22 45.0 30.0-61.0
20-24 years 138 59 41.7 32.3-51.7 79 58.3 48.3-67.7
25-34 years 333 74 21.4 16.7-26.9 259 78.6 73.1-83.3
35+ years 80 27 26.5 17.1-38.7 53 73.5 61.3-82.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 341 99 30.4 25.1-36.4 242 69.6 63.6-74.9
Non-Hispanic Black 138 61 39.9 30.2-50.5 77 60.1 49.5-69.8
Non-Hispanic Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 80 13 17.0 9.7-28.0 67 83.0 72.0-90.3
Education
< High School 87 40 45.5 33.6-57.9 47 54.5 42.1-66.4
High School 115 47 40.6 30.6-51.4 68 59.4 48.6-69.4
> High School 394 96 23.1 18.7-28.3 298 76.9 71.7-81.3
Marital Status
Married 358 83 22.6 18.2-27.8 275 77.4 72.2-81.8
Other 238 100 40.2 33.0-47.9 138 59.8 52.1-67.0
WIC recipient
No 279 47 17.5 13.0-23.1 232 82.5 76.9-87.0
Yes 314 136 41.4 35.0-48.0 178 58.6 52.0-65.0
Medicaid recipient
No 310 55 17.2 13.0-22.5 255 82.8 77.5-87.0
Yes 286 128 43.7 37.0-50.6 158 56.3 49.4-63.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 190 74 40.2 33.3-47.5 116 59.8 52.5-66.7
2500+ grams 406 109 29.4 25.0-34.3 297 70.6 65.7-75.0

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 55. How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your baby?

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

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

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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