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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: 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 763 155 16.8 13.9-20.2 608 83.2 79.8-86.1
Age
< 20 years 33 *** *** *** 24 63.7 41.1-81.5
20-24 years 156 39 24.5 17.3-33.4 117 75.5 66.6-82.7
25-34 years 442 81 13.0 9.7-17.1 361 87.0 82.9-90.3
35+ years 132 26 14.6 9.3-22.2 106 85.4 77.8-90.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 416 79 13.7 10.4-17.8 337 86.3 82.2-89.6
Non-Hispanic Black 134 34 25.0 17.0-35.1 100 75.0 64.9-83.0
Non-Hispanic Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 152 27 15.1 9.4-23.1 125 84.9 76.9-90.6
Education
< High School 122 25 21.8 14.1-32.3 97 78.2 67.7-85.9
High School 125 30 24.6 16.7-34.7 95 75.4 65.3-83.3
> High School 515 100 13.4 10.4-17.1 415 86.6 82.9-89.6
Marital Status
Married 500 81 11.4 8.6-15.1 419 88.6 84.9-91.4
Other 263 74 27.2 21.2-34.3 189 72.8 65.7-78.8
WIC recipient
No 452 81 12.5 9.4-16.4 371 87.5 83.6-90.6
Yes 306 74 23.4 18.1-29.7 232 76.6 70.3-81.9
Medicaid recipient
No 492 83 12.4 9.4-16.2 409 87.6 83.8-90.6
Yes 271 72 24.4 18.8-31.1 199 75.6 68.9-81.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 248 84 34.4 28.6-40.8 164 65.6 59.2-71.4
2500+ grams 515 71 15.5 12.4-19.1 444 84.5 80.9-87.6

*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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