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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Before or after your new baby was born, did you receive information about breastfeeding from any of the following sources? A NURSE, MIDWIFE, OR DOULA 1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 871 162 17.6 14.9-20.8 709 82.4 79.2-85.1
Age
< 25 years 196 33 17.0 11.5-24.5 163 83.0 75.5-88.5
25-34 years 498 99 18.3 14.8-22.5 399 81.7 77.5-85.2
35+ years 177 30 16.4 11.1-23.4 147 83.6 76.6-88.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 482 93 19.2 15.6-23.5 389 80.8 76.5-84.4
Non-Hispanic Black 154 32 15.5 9.6-24.0 122 84.5 76.0-90.4
Non-Hispanic Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 150 19 13.4 8.4-20.7 131 86.6 79.3-91.6
Education
< High School 103 18 19.7 11.6-31.4 85 80.3 68.6-88.4
High School 184 33 18.8 12.8-26.7 151 81.2 73.3-87.2
> High School 583 111 17.0 13.8-20.6 472 83.0 79.4-86.2
Marital Status
Married 567 109 19.0 15.7-22.8 458 81.0 77.2-84.3
Other 304 53 15.4 11.0-21.1 251 84.6 78.9-89.0
Medicaid recipient
No 489 83 15.8 12.5-19.8 406 84.2 80.2-87.5
Yes 382 79 19.7 15.4-25.0 303 80.3 75.0-84.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 58 22.1 17.4-27.5 212 77.9 72.5-82.6
2500+ grams 601 104 17.2 14.3-20.6 497 82.8 79.4-85.7

1Asked of all mothers living with their baby.
Breastfeeding questions (Survey question 51 and 54) were new in Phase 8. For more information please visit PRAMS–Annual Questionnaires.
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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