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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 879 308 34.6 30.8-38.5 571 65.4 61.5-69.2
Age
< 20 years 41 22 46.1 28.2-65.1 19 53.9 34.9-71.8
20-24 years 160 84 49.2 39.8-58.7 76 50.8 41.3-60.2
25-34 years 521 155 29.5 24.9-34.5 366 70.5 65.5-75.1
35+ years 157 47 29.8 22.1-38.8 110 70.2 61.2-77.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 481 152 31.3 26.5-36.5 329 68.7 63.5-73.5
Non-Hispanic Black 205 103 51.3 42.2-60.2 102 48.7 39.8-57.8
Non-Hispanic Other 61 19 30.3 18.5-45.4 42 69.7 54.6-81.5
Latina 116 28 26.2 17.9-36.7 88 73.8 63.3-82.1
Education
< High School 113 49 35.1 25.1-46.6 64 64.9 53.4-74.9
High School 165 87 50.3 41.1-59.5 78 49.7 40.5-58.9
> High School 595 169 28.6 24.4-33.2 426 71.4 66.8-75.6
Marital Status
Married 587 153 26.1 22.1-30.6 434 73.9 69.4-77.9
Other 292 155 49.3 42.2-56.6 137 50.7 43.4-57.8
WIC recipient
No 535 147 26.3 22.1-30.9 388 73.7 69.1-77.9
Yes 331 155 45.4 38.9-52.1 176 54.6 47.9-61.1
Medicaid recipient
No 543 143 24.2 20.3-28.7 400 75.8 71.3-79.7
Yes 336 165 49.0 42.3-55.7 171 51.0 44.3-57.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 313 133 45.0 39.6-50.6 180 55.0 49.4-60.4
2500+ grams 566 175 33.6 29.6-37.9 391 66.4 62.1-70.4

*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

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