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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: I BREASTFED MY BABY IN THE FIRST HOUR AFTER MY BABY WAS BORN*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 744 230 21.2 17.9-24.9 514 78.8 75.1-82.1
Age
< 20 years 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 124 40 21.0 13.7-30.9 84 79.0 69.1-86.3
25-34 years 455 128 21.0 16.9-25.9 327 79.0 74.1-83.1
35+ years 138 54 24.3 17.4-32.9 84 75.7 67.1-82.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 419 127 20.9 16.7-25.7 292 79.1 74.3-83.3
Non-Hispanic Black 155 60 30.1 21.6-40.3 95 69.9 59.7-78.4
Non-Hispanic Other 54 16 27.8 15.5-44.7 38 72.2 55.3-84.5
Latina 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 126 40 22.5 14.7-32.8 86 77.5 67.2-85.3
> High School 532 169 22.3 18.5-26.6 363 77.7 73.4-81.5
Marital Status
Married 528 153 18.9 15.4-22.9 375 81.1 77.1-84.6
Other 216 77 26.1 19.5-34.0 139 73.9 66.0-80.5
WIC recipient
No 477 141 18.7 15.2-22.8 336 81.3 77.2-84.8
Yes 257 86 25.2 19.2-32.4 171 74.8 67.6-80.8
Medicaid recipient
No 496 142 17.7 14.3-21.7 354 82.3 78.3-85.7
Yes 248 88 27.5 21.1-35.0 160 72.5 65.0-78.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 250 145 57.6 51.4-63.6 105 42.4 36.4-48.6
2500+ grams 494 85 18.3 14.8-22.3 409 81.7 77.7-85.2

*Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital

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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