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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

KNOWLEDGE OF PREGNANCY

Breastfeeding Now1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 807 325 39.9 36.0-44.0 482 60.1 56.0-64.0
Age
< 25 years 177 98 49.1 40.6-57.8 79 50.9 42.2-59.4
25-34 years 466 168 36.4 31.4-41.7 298 63.6 58.3-68.6
35+ years 164 59 37.6 29.4-46.6 105 62.4 53.4-70.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 447 162 35.7 30.9-40.8 285 64.3 59.2-69.1
Non-Hispanic Black 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 148 54 31.8 24.3-40.5 94 68.2 59.5-75.7
Education
< High School 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 167 101 62.0 53.0-70.3 66 38.0 29.7-47.0
> High School 549 180 33.0 28.5-37.9 369 67.0 62.1-71.5
Marital Status
Married 529 155 28.7 24.6-33.2 374 71.3 66.8-75.4
Other 278 170 59.1 51.7-66.1 108 40.9 33.9-48.3
Medicaid recipient
No 474 140 29.5 25.0-34.5 334 70.5 65.5-75.0
Yes 333 185 53.6 47.1-60.1 148 46.4 39.9-52.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 245 120 51.5 45.1-57.8 125 48.5 42.2-54.9
2500+ grams 562 205 39.0 34.7-43.3 357 61.0 56.7-65.3

1Asked only of mothers who breastfed their baby after delivery.
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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