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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

About things that may have happened at the hospital where new baby was born: HOSPITAL STAFF TOLD ME TO BREASTFEED WHENEVER MY BABY WANTED1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 794 171 16.1 13.4-19.3 623 83.9 80.7-86.6
Age
< 25 years 172 39 18.1 12.5-25.4 133 81.9 74.6-87.5
25-34 years 460 98 16.1 12.6-20.5 362 83.9 79.5-87.4
35+ years 162 34 13.6 9.1-19.9 128 86.4 80.1-90.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 441 91 14.3 11.2-18.1 350 85.7 81.9-88.8
Non-Hispanic Black 128 36 20.2 12.7-30.5 92 79.8 69.5-87.3
Non-Hispanic Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 146 24 14.6 9.3-22.2 122 85.4 77.8-90.7
Education
< High School 88 17 20.2 12.2-31.5 71 79.8 68.5-87.8
High School 161 42 21.3 14.8-29.7 119 78.7 70.3-85.2
> High School 544 112 14.0 11.1-17.6 432 86.0 82.4-88.9
Marital Status
Married 527 104 13.3 10.6-16.6 423 86.7 83.4-89.4
Other 267 67 21.2 15.8-27.9 200 78.8 72.1-84.2
Medicaid recipient
No 470 82 10.9 8.3-14.2 388 89.1 85.8-91.7
Yes 324 89 23.1 18.1-29.0 235 76.9 71.0-81.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 241 95 39.6 33.5-46.1 146 60.4 53.9-66.5
2500+ grams 553 76 14.1 11.3-17.6 477 85.9 82.4-88.7

1Asked only of mothers that delivered at a hospital
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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