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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 4 weeks After Delivery1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 889 212 23.2 20.0-26.8 677 76.8 73.2-80.0
Age
< 25 years 208 73 28.7 22.0-36.5 135 71.3 63.5-78.0
25-34 years 501 111 22.8 18.6-27.6 390 77.2 72.4-81.4
35+ years 180 28 16.8 11.0-24.8 152 83.2 75.2-89.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 492 109 23.3 19.3-27.8 383 76.7 72.2-80.7
Non-Hispanic Black 155 63 36.1 27.0-46.4 92 63.9 53.6-73.0
Non-Hispanic Other 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 159 24 10.3 6.3-16.2 135 89.7 83.8-93.7
Education
< High School 109 37 28.3 19.1-39.8 72 71.7 60.2-80.9
High School 192 70 35.8 27.9-44.5 122 64.2 55.5-72.1
> High School 587 105 18.2 14.8-22.3 482 81.8 77.7-85.2
Marital Status
Married 570 95 15.4 12.4-18.9 475 84.6 81.1-87.6
Other 319 117 35.7 29.3-42.6 202 64.3 57.4-70.7
Medicaid recipient
No 500 67 12.9 9.8-16.8 433 87.1 83.2-90.2
Yes 389 145 35.6 30.0-41.7 244 64.4 58.3-70.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 284 89 33.9 28.5-39.8 195 66.1 60.2-71.5
2500+ grams 605 123 22.2 18.8-26.1 482 77.8 73.9-81.2

1Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 56: How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or feed pumped milk to your baby?
2Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards.
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.
The overall weighted response rate in 2018 was 53%.

This page was generated on 10OCT19

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