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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 889 290 31.7 28.1-35.5 599 68.3 64.5-71.9
Age
< 25 years 208 102 40.4 32.8-48.5 106 59.6 51.5-67.2
25-34 years 501 146 30.3 25.7-35.4 355 69.7 64.6-74.3
35+ years 180 42 23.3 16.7-31.6 138 76.7 68.4-83.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 492 152 31.4 27.0-36.2 340 68.6 63.8-73.0
Non-Hispanic Black 155 78 45.2 35.3-55.5 77 54.8 44.5-64.7
Non-Hispanic Other 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 159 40 20.7 14.7-28.2 119 79.3 71.8-85.3
Education
< High School 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 192 96 48.9 40.4-57.4 96 51.1 42.6-59.6
> High School 587 143 24.7 20.7-29.0 444 75.3 71.0-79.3
Marital Status
Married 570 133 21.9 18.3-25.8 437 78.1 74.2-81.7
Other 319 157 47.3 40.5-54.3 162 52.7 45.7-59.5
Medicaid recipient
No 500 104 20.2 16.4-24.5 396 79.8 75.5-83.6
Yes 389 186 45.5 39.5-51.7 203 54.5 48.3-60.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 284 116 44.2 38.4-50.2 168 55.8 49.8-61.6
2500+ grams 605 174 30.5 26.7-34.6 431 69.5 65.4-73.3

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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