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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 TOLD ME TO BREASTFEED WHENEVER MY BABY WANTED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 484 91 14.7 11.4-18.6 393 85.3 81.4-88.6
Age
< 20 years 35 11 30.4 16.5-49.1 24 69.6 50.9-83.5
20-24 years 95 21 15.2 8.8-25.1 74 84.8 74.9-91.2
25-34 years 285 48 12.6 8.8-17.6 237 87.4 82.4-91.2
35+ years 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 286 48 11.8 8.2-16.5 238 88.2 83.5-91.8
Non-Hispanic Black 95 22 21.1 12.8-32.9 73 78.9 67.1-87.2
Non-Hispanic Other 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 59 22 29.4 18.0-44.1 37 70.6 55.9-82.0
High School 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
> High School 338 54 11.7 8.4-16.1 284 88.3 83.9-91.6
Marital Status
Married 313 48 10.0 7.0-14.1 265 90.0 85.9-93.0
Other 171 43 21.7 15.3-29.8 128 78.3 70.2-84.7
WIC recipient
No 250 29 6.6 4.2-10.4 221 93.4 89.6-95.8
Yes 231 61 22.7 17.0-29.7 170 77.3 70.3-83.0
Medicaid recipient
No 279 32 8.3 5.4-12.7 247 91.7 87.3-94.6
Yes 205 59 22.7 16.8-30.0 146 77.3 70.0-83.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 144 50 34.9 27.5-43.2 94 65.1 56.8-72.5
2500+ grams 340 41 13.1 9.8-17.5 299 86.9 82.5-90.2

*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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