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2015 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Prevalence of Breastfeeding Initiation

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 899 143 15.3 12.5-18.5 756 84.7 81.5-87.5
Age
< 20 years 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 160 31 18.0 11.6-26.8 129 82.0 73.2-88.4
25-34 years 529 69 13.1 9.9-17.2 460 86.9 82.8-90.1
35+ years 167 30 16.6 10.9-24.4 137 83.4 75.6-89.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 486 59 11.9 8.8-16.0 427 88.1 84.0-91.2
Non-Hispanic Black 209 57 27.3 19.9-36.3 152 72.7 63.7-80.1
Non-Hispanic Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 125 18 15.4 9.2-24.7 107 84.6 75.3-90.8
Education
< High School 121 36 25.4 17.1-36.0 85 74.6 64.0-82.9
High School 168 40 20.6 14.2-28.9 128 79.4 71.1-85.8
> High School 604 66 10.8 8.0-14.4 538 89.2 85.6-92.0
Marital Status
Married 597 60 10.2 7.6-13.6 537 89.8 86.4-92.4
Other 302 83 24.1 18.5-30.7 219 75.9 69.3-81.5
WIC recipient
No 543 62 10.0 7.3-13.7 481 90.0 86.3-92.7
Yes 343 79 22.0 17.1-27.9 264 78.0 72.1-82.9
Medicaid recipient
No 557 57 8.3 6.0-11.4 500 91.7 88.6-94.0
Yes 342 86 25.1 19.7-31.3 256 74.9 68.7-80.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 322 69 23.4 19.0-28.5 253 76.6 71.5-81.0
2500+ grams 577 74 14.5 11.6-18.0 503 85.5 82.0-88.4

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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