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2018 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Prevalence of Breastfeeding Initiation1

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 871 96 11.4 9.0-14.3 775 88.6 85.7-91.0
Age
< 25 years 197 30 13.4 8.7-20.0 167 86.6 80.0-91.3
25-34 years 498 50 10.8 7.8-14.8 448 89.2 85.2-92.2
35+ years 176 16 10.3 5.7-18.0 160 89.7 82.0-94.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 485 52 11.4 8.5-14.9 433 88.6 85.1-91.5
Non-Hispanic Black 151 30 20.1 12.9-29.9 121 79.9 70.1-87.1
Non-Hispanic Other 60 *** *** *** 56 96.0 87.3-98.8
Latina 154 *** *** *** 145 96.2 91.6-98.3
Education
< High School 106 22 21.0 12.6-32.9 84 79.0 67.1-87.4
High School 182 27 15.1 9.6-22.9 155 84.9 77.1-90.4
> High School 582 47 8.6 6.2-11.9 535 91.4 88.1-93.8
Marital Status
Married 564 45 7.4 5.3-10.2 519 92.6 89.8-94.7
Other 307 51 17.8 12.9-24.1 256 82.2 75.9-87.1
Medicaid recipient
No 494 25 5.3 3.4- 8.3 469 94.7 91.7-96.6
Yes 377 71 18.8 14.3-24.2 306 81.2 75.8-85.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 268 37 15.2 11.2-20.3 231 84.8 79.7-88.8
2500+ grams 603 59 11.1 8.5-14.3 544 88.9 85.7-91.5

1Asked of all mothers living with their 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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