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2014 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 954 358 37.9 34.3-41.6 596 62.1 58.4-65.7
Age
< 20 years 48 28 69.3 52.6-82.1 20 30.7 17.9-47.4
20-24 years 210 104 49.6 41.7-57.6 106 50.4 42.4-58.3
25-34 years 529 168 31.8 27.2-36.7 361 68.2 63.3-72.8
35+ years 167 58 30.4 23.1-38.9 109 69.6 61.1-76.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 501 172 34.6 29.9-39.6 329 65.4 60.4-70.1
Non-Hispanic Black 186 94 51.6 42.9-60.2 92 48.4 39.8-57.1
Non-Hispanic Other 59 16 27.8 16.0-43.7 43 72.2 56.3-84.0
Latina 187 66 33.7 26.2-42.1 121 66.3 57.9-73.8
Education
< High School 173 73 42.5 33.9-51.6 100 57.5 48.4-66.1
High School 187 105 57.4 48.8-65.6 82 42.6 34.4-51.2
> High School 593 180 29.3 25.2-33.8 413 70.7 66.2-74.8
Marital Status
Married 579 167 29.4 25.2-33.9 412 70.6 66.1-74.8
Other 375 191 51.1 44.9-57.2 184 48.9 42.8-55.1
WIC recipient
No 551 173 32.0 27.6-36.8 378 68.0 63.2-72.4
Yes 394 184 46.5 40.6-52.5 210 53.5 47.5-59.4
Medicaid recipient
No 584 172 27.8 23.8-32.3 412 72.2 67.7-76.2
Yes 370 186 52.1 46.0-58.2 184 47.9 41.8-54.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 335 142 44.7 39.3-50.3 193 55.3 49.7-60.7
2500+ grams 619 216 37.3 33.4-41.3 403 62.7 58.7-66.6

*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?

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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