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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: I BREASTFED MY BABY IN THE HOSPITAL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 759 88 10.0 7.7-12.8 671 90.0 87.2-92.3
Age
< 20 years 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 154 24 14.9 9.4-22.7 130 85.1 77.3-90.6
25-34 years 437 42 8.0 5.4-11.7 395 92.0 88.3-94.6
35+ years 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 413 37 7.0 4.6-10.4 376 93.0 89.6-95.4
Non-Hispanic Black 132 23 16.9 10.3-26.3 109 83.1 73.7-89.7
Non-Hispanic Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 153 21 13.3 8.2-20.9 132 86.7 79.1-91.8
Education
< High School 125 21 17.5 10.7-27.1 104 82.5 72.9-89.3
High School 123 20 16.0 9.8-25.1 103 84.0 74.9-90.2
> High School 510 47 6.5 4.4- 9.4 463 93.5 90.6-95.6
Marital Status
Married 494 44 6.5 4.5- 9.4 450 93.5 90.6-95.5
Other 265 44 16.6 11.7-22.9 221 83.4 77.1-88.3
WIC recipient
No 448 31 5.9 3.8- 9.0 417 94.1 91.0-96.2
Yes 305 57 16.1 11.7-21.7 248 83.9 78.3-88.3
Medicaid recipient
No 489 38 6.5 4.4- 9.5 451 93.5 90.5-95.6
Yes 270 50 16.0 11.4-22.0 220 84.0 78.0-88.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 247 45 18.7 14.2-24.3 202 81.3 75.7-85.8
2500+ grams 512 43 9.3 6.9-12.4 469 90.7 87.6-93.1

*Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital

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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