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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 949 532 54.5 50.7-58.1 417 45.5 41.9-49.3
Age
< 20 years 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 211 122 58.8 50.8-66.3 89 41.2 33.7-49.2
25-34 years 524 283 51.1 46.1-56.1 241 48.9 43.9-53.9
35+ years 166 92 51.4 42.7-60.0 74 48.6 40.0-57.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 502 250 47.5 42.5-52.5 252 52.5 47.5-57.5
Non-Hispanic Black 183 122 66.8 58.1-74.5 61 33.2 25.5-41.9
Non-Hispanic Other 59 32 49.8 34.7-64.9 27 50.2 35.1-65.3
Latina 185 115 61.2 52.7-69.1 70 38.8 30.9-47.3
Education
< High School 169 113 69.9 61.4-77.3 56 30.1 22.7-38.6
High School 186 123 66.3 57.8-73.8 63 33.7 26.2-42.2
> High School 593 296 45.8 41.2-50.5 297 54.2 49.5-58.8
Marital Status
Married 574 283 47.3 42.7-52.0 291 52.7 48.0-57.3
Other 375 249 65.6 59.6-71.3 126 34.4 28.7-40.4
WIC recipient
No 547 279 46.9 42.1-51.7 268 53.1 48.3-57.9
Yes 393 249 65.2 59.4-70.5 144 34.8 29.5-40.6
Medicaid recipient
No 583 288 45.4 40.8-50.1 295 54.6 49.9-59.2
Yes 366 244 67.7 61.7-73.1 122 32.3 26.9-38.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 333 214 65.9 60.6-70.9 119 34.1 29.1-39.4
2500+ grams 616 318 53.5 49.4-57.5 298 46.5 42.5-50.6

*Asked only of mothers living with their child

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

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

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

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
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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