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2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Prevalence of Breastfeeding Initiation

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 977 195 19.4 16.6-22.6 782 80.6 77.4-83.4
Age
< 20 years 49 16 38.6 23.6-56.1 33 61.4 43.9-76.4
20-24 years 217 59 25.8 19.5-33.3 158 74.2 66.7-80.5
25-34 years 542 90 16.9 13.4-21.1 452 83.1 78.9-86.6
35+ years 169 30 11.8 7.4-18.3 139 88.2 81.7-92.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 512 91 17.4 13.9-21.6 421 82.6 78.4-86.1
Non-Hispanic Black 193 56 30.0 22.7-38.6 137 70.0 61.4-77.3
Non-Hispanic Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 192 32 12.7 8.3-19.0 160 87.3 81.0-91.7
Education
< High School 179 51 28.3 20.9-37.1 128 71.7 62.9-79.1
High School 193 63 30.2 23.0-38.5 130 69.8 61.5-77.0
> High School 604 81 12.8 10.0-16.3 523 87.2 83.7-90.0
Marital Status
Married 591 80 13.6 10.7-17.2 511 86.4 82.8-89.3
Other 386 115 28.4 23.2-34.3 271 71.6 65.7-76.8
WIC recipient
No 561 99 16.9 13.5-21.0 462 83.1 79.0-86.5
Yes 401 89 21.6 17.1-26.9 312 78.4 73.1-82.9
Medicaid recipient
No 597 90 12.9 10.1-16.4 507 87.1 83.6-89.9
Yes 380 105 28.7 23.4-34.5 275 71.3 65.5-76.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 342 86 27.1 22.4-32.3 256 72.9 67.7-77.6
2500+ grams 635 109 18.8 15.8-22.2 526 81.2 77.8-84.2

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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