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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 8 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 600 346 56.3 51.7-60.9 254 43.7 39.1-48.3
Age
< 20 years 45 22 50.0 34.4-65.7 23 50.0 34.3-65.6
20-24 years 138 84 59.1 49.0-68.4 54 40.9 31.6-51.0
25-34 years 336 191 55.4 49.3-61.4 145 44.6 38.6-50.7
35+ years 81 49 60.5 47.6-72.2 32 39.5 27.8-52.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 341 211 61.5 55.5-67.2 130 38.5 32.8-44.5
Non-Hispanic Black 140 74 48.1 38.0-58.4 66 51.9 41.6-62.0
Non-Hispanic Other 30 19 62.4 41.7-79.4 11 37.6 20.6-58.3
Latina 81 37 47.3 35.4-59.6 44 52.7 40.4-64.6
Education
< High School 89 56 61.7 49.1-72.9 33 38.3 27.1-50.9
High School 117 67 58.5 47.8-68.5 50 41.5 31.5-52.2
> High School 394 223 54.2 48.6-59.8 171 45.8 40.2-51.4
Marital Status
Married 362 207 58.1 52.4-63.6 155 41.9 36.4-47.6
Other 238 139 54.0 46.3-61.5 99 46.0 38.5-53.7
WIC recipient
No 281 165 58.6 52.1-64.8 116 41.4 35.2-47.9
Yes 316 180 54.8 48.2-61.3 136 45.2 38.7-51.8
Medicaid recipient
No 310 177 55.8 49.5-61.9 133 44.2 38.1-50.5
Yes 290 169 56.8 49.9-63.5 121 43.2 36.5-50.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 197 121 62.4 55.3-69.0 76 37.6 31.0-44.7
2500+ grams 403 225 55.8 50.7-60.7 178 44.2 39.3-49.3

*(Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question Q58 AND Q59) How old was your baby he or she ate food (such as formula, water, juice, tea, or cow's milk or ate solid food such as baby cereal, baby food, or any other food)

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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