NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 879 221 24.9 21.5-28.6 658 75.1 71.4-78.5
Age
< 20 years 41 15 32.6 17.4-52.7 26 67.4 47.3-82.6
20-24 years 160 60 34.7 26.2-44.3 100 65.3 55.7-73.8
25-34 years 521 116 22.4 18.2-27.1 405 77.6 72.9-81.8
35+ years 157 30 18.3 12.3-26.3 127 81.7 73.7-87.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 481 106 23.1 18.8-28.1 375 76.9 71.9-81.2
Non-Hispanic Black 205 85 40.3 31.7-49.6 120 59.7 50.4-68.3
Non-Hispanic Other 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 116 16 14.9 8.6-24.6 100 85.1 75.4-91.4
Education
< High School 113 39 28.3 19.2-39.5 74 71.7 60.5-80.8
High School 165 64 35.0 26.7-44.3 101 65.0 55.7-73.3
> High School 595 115 20.3 16.6-24.7 480 79.7 75.3-83.4
Marital Status
Married 587 104 18.7 15.2-22.9 483 81.3 77.1-84.8
Other 292 117 35.8 29.2-43.0 175 64.2 57.0-70.8
WIC recipient
No 535 98 17.7 14.2-22.0 437 82.3 78.0-85.8
Yes 331 120 34.7 28.6-41.3 211 65.3 58.7-71.4
Medicaid recipient
No 543 88 14.7 11.6-18.5 455 85.3 81.5-88.4
Yes 336 133 39.1 32.8-45.9 203 60.9 54.1-67.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 313 97 33.6 28.5-39.1 216 66.4 60.9-71.5
2500+ grams 566 124 24.1 20.5-28.2 442 75.9 71.8-79.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 55. How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your baby?

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

Contact Us | Site Map | Terms of Use