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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 FIRST HOUR AFTER MY BABY WAS BORN*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 766 241 24.2 20.9-27.9 525 75.8 72.1-79.1
Age
< 20 years 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 154 56 30.5 22.7-39.6 98 69.5 60.4-77.3
25-34 years 444 131 22.4 18.2-27.1 313 77.6 72.9-81.8
35+ years 135 43 22.1 15.4-30.6 92 77.9 69.4-84.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 416 120 21.0 17.0-25.7 296 79.0 74.3-83.0
Non-Hispanic Black 133 60 36.4 27.2-46.8 73 63.6 53.2-72.8
Non-Hispanic Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 156 44 23.8 17.1-32.1 112 76.2 67.9-82.9
Education
< High School 125 40 29.1 20.6-39.4 85 70.9 60.6-79.4
High School 126 43 28.1 20.0-37.9 83 71.9 62.1-80.0
> High School 514 158 21.9 18.2-26.3 356 78.1 73.7-81.8
Marital Status
Married 501 146 21.2 17.5-25.5 355 78.8 74.5-82.5
Other 265 95 30.0 23.8-37.1 170 70.0 62.9-76.2
WIC recipient
No 452 128 20.9 17.0-25.4 324 79.1 74.6-83.0
Yes 308 112 29.4 23.7-35.8 196 70.6 64.2-76.3
Medicaid recipient
No 496 137 20.8 17.1-25.1 359 79.2 74.9-82.9
Yes 270 104 30.1 24.0-36.9 166 69.9 63.1-76.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 251 135 55.4 49.1-61.5 116 44.6 38.5-50.9
2500+ grams 515 106 21.8 18.3-25.7 409 78.2 74.3-81.7

*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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