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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 866 451 50.0 46.0-54.0 415 50.0 46.0-54.0
Age
< 20 years 39 27 68.7 48.8-83.5 12 31.3 16.5-51.2
20-24 years 160 91 52.9 43.3-62.2 69 47.1 37.8-56.7
25-34 years 514 245 46.4 41.3-51.6 269 53.6 48.4-58.7
35+ years 153 88 52.6 43.4-61.7 65 47.4 38.3-56.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 477 228 45.2 40.0-50.6 249 54.8 49.4-60.0
Non-Hispanic Black 203 132 61.7 52.6-70.0 71 38.3 30.0-47.4
Non-Hispanic Other 58 28 47.3 32.6-62.5 30 52.7 37.5-67.4
Latina 112 54 52.7 42.0-63.3 58 47.3 36.7-58.0
Education
< High School 108 68 63.0 51.1-73.5 40 37.0 26.5-48.9
High School 162 99 56.3 46.9-65.3 63 43.7 34.7-53.1
> High School 590 280 44.7 40.0-49.5 310 55.3 50.5-60.0
Marital Status
Married 579 270 43.5 38.8-48.3 309 56.5 51.7-61.2
Other 287 181 61.4 54.2-68.2 106 38.6 31.8-45.8
WIC recipient
No 527 244 42.4 37.5-47.4 283 57.6 52.6-62.5
Yes 326 201 60.6 54.0-66.9 125 39.4 33.1-46.0
Medicaid recipient
No 532 241 40.5 35.8-45.5 291 59.5 54.5-64.2
Yes 334 210 63.2 56.7-69.4 124 36.8 30.6-43.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 303 191 63.7 58.1-68.9 112 36.3 31.1-41.9
2500+ grams 563 260 48.8 44.5-53.2 303 51.2 46.8-55.5

*Asked only of mothers living with their child

(Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question Q58 AND Q59 ) How old was your baby the first time he or she drank liquids other than breast milk (such as formula, water, juice, tea, or cow's milk or ate solid food such as baby cereal, baby food, or any other food)

The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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.

This page was generated on 26OCT17

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