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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: HOSPITAL STAFF HELPED ME LEARN HOW TO BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 484 66 13.2 10.1-17.0 418 86.8 83.0-89.9
Age
< 20 years 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 285 40 14.8 10.6-20.2 245 85.2 79.8-89.4
35+ years 69 12 19.8 11.0-33.1 57 80.2 66.9-89.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 286 37 11.1 7.7-15.8 249 88.9 84.2-92.3
Non-Hispanic Black 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 70 16 23.8 14.4-36.6 54 76.2 63.4-85.6
Education
< High School 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
> High School 338 43 12.8 9.2-17.4 295 87.2 82.6-90.8
Marital Status
Married 313 46 15.0 11.0-19.9 267 85.0 80.1-89.0
Other 171 20 10.6 6.3-17.3 151 89.4 82.7-93.7
WIC recipient
No 250 26 11.4 7.7-16.5 224 88.6 83.5-92.3
Yes 231 40 15.2 10.6-21.3 191 84.8 78.7-89.4
Medicaid recipient
No 279 33 13.2 9.3-18.4 246 86.8 81.6-90.7
Yes 205 33 13.2 8.8-19.5 172 86.8 80.5-91.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 144 22 14.9 9.9-21.7 122 85.1 78.3-90.1
2500+ grams 340 44 13.1 9.8-17.2 296 86.9 82.8-90.2

*Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital

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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