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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 8 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 873 530 58.2 54.2-62.1 343 41.8 37.9-45.8
Age
< 20 years 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 160 109 63.0 53.3-71.8 51 37.0 28.2-46.7
25-34 years 517 287 54.3 49.2-59.4 230 45.7 40.6-50.8
35+ years 155 100 59.5 50.2-68.1 55 40.5 31.9-49.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 477 275 54.6 49.3-59.8 202 45.4 40.2-50.7
Non-Hispanic Black 205 145 66.5 57.6-74.4 60 33.5 25.6-42.4
Non-Hispanic Other 60 34 54.9 40.0-69.0 26 45.1 31.0-60.0
Latina 115 67 62.3 51.6-72.0 48 37.7 28.0-48.4
Education
< High School 111 79 70.3 58.7-79.7 32 29.7 20.3-41.3
High School 164 118 67.9 58.6-75.9 46 32.1 24.1-41.4
> High School 592 329 51.9 47.2-56.6 263 48.1 43.4-52.8
Marital Status
Married 580 310 50.2 45.4-55.0 270 49.8 45.0-54.6
Other 293 220 72.1 65.2-78.0 73 27.9 22.0-34.8
WIC recipient
No 531 291 50.1 45.2-55.1 240 49.9 44.9-54.8
Yes 329 230 68.7 62.4-74.5 99 31.3 25.5-37.6
Medicaid recipient
No 538 290 48.8 43.9-53.8 248 51.2 46.2-56.1
Yes 335 240 71.4 65.1-76.9 95 28.6 23.1-34.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 306 224 74.2 69.0-78.7 82 25.8 21.3-31.0
2500+ grams 567 306 56.9 52.6-61.0 261 43.1 39.0-47.4

*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 ate food (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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