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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 596 245 39.8 35.4-44.5 351 60.2 55.5-64.6
Age
< 20 years 45 31 67.2 50.7-80.3 14 32.8 19.7-49.3
20-24 years 138 83 56.5 46.5-66.0 55 43.5 34.0-53.5
25-34 years 333 99 29.0 23.7-34.9 234 71.0 65.1-76.3
35+ years 80 32 32.6 22.1-45.2 48 67.4 54.8-77.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 341 133 40.0 34.3-46.0 208 60.0 54.0-65.7
Non-Hispanic Black 138 79 50.0 39.7-60.3 59 50.0 39.7-60.3
Non-Hispanic Other 29 11 43.3 24.6-64.0 18 56.7 36.0-75.4
Latina 80 18 24.3 15.3-36.3 62 75.7 63.7-84.7
Education
< High School 87 45 50.3 38.1-62.5 42 49.7 37.5-61.9
High School 115 67 55.8 45.0-66.0 48 44.2 34.0-55.0
> High School 394 133 32.1 27.0-37.6 261 67.9 62.4-73.0
Marital Status
Married 358 109 30.0 25.0-35.5 249 70.0 64.5-75.0
Other 238 136 52.7 45.1-60.3 102 47.3 39.7-54.9
WIC recipient
No 279 73 25.9 20.6-32.1 206 74.1 67.9-79.4
Yes 314 171 51.6 45.0-58.1 143 48.4 41.9-55.0
Medicaid recipient
No 310 78 24.7 19.8-30.5 232 75.3 69.5-80.2
Yes 286 167 55.4 48.5-62.1 119 44.6 37.9-51.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 190 97 53.0 45.7-60.1 93 47.0 39.9-54.3
2500+ grams 406 148 38.7 33.9-43.7 258 61.3 56.3-66.1

*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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