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Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 4 or more weeks*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 439 160 37.1 31.3-43.3 279 62.9 56.7-68.7
Age
< 20 years 47 21 54.5 35.6-72.2 26 45.5 27.8-64.4
20-24 years 105 48 43.1 30.2-56.9 57 56.9 43.1-69.8
25-34 years 228 78 34.4 27.1-42.6 150 65.6 57.4-72.9
35+ years 59 13 22.8 12.5-37.8 46 77.2 62.2-87.5
Mother's Race
White 337 123 36.9 30.4-43.9 214 63.1 56.1-69.6
African American 94 33 39.3 26.6-53.7 61 60.7 46.3-73.4
Other Minorities 8 4 26.9 6.8-65.0 4 73.1 35.0-93.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 12 8 73.4 27.4-95.3 4 26.6 4.7-72.6
No 427 152 36.4 30.6-42.6 275 63.6 57.4-69.4
Education
< High School 56 26 54.4 35.9-71.7 30 45.6 28.3-64.1
High School 118 43 40.0 28.6-52.6 75 60.0 47.4-71.4
> High School 265 91 31.9 25.3-39.2 174 68.1 60.8-74.7
Marital Status
Married 356 119 33.8 27.8-40.5 237 66.2 59.5-72.2
Other 83 41 50.6 36.0-65.1 42 49.4 34.9-64.0
Income
15,999 or less 94 45 59.0 44.3-72.2 49 41.0 27.8-55.7
16,000-24,999 68 31 33.4 19.3-51.2 37 66.6 48.8-80.7
25,000-39,999 78 26 29.0 18.1-43.1 52 71.0 56.9-81.9
40,000 or more 182 49 28.9 21.5-37.6 133 71.1 62.4-78.5
WIC recipient
No 291 93 32.4 26.0-39.6 198 67.6 60.4-74.0
Yes 145 65 46.1 35.0-57.6 80 53.9 42.4-65.0
Medicaid recipient
No 286 94 30.7 24.5-37.7 192 69.3 62.3-75.5
Yes 153 66 49.6 38.4-60.8 87 50.4 39.2-61.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 67 15 24.1 15.0-36.4 52 75.9 63.6-85.0
1500-2499 grams 132 62 47.1 38.5-55.8 70 52.9 44.2-61.5
2500+ grams 238 82 36.7 30.6-43.3 156 63.3 56.7-69.4

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 43. How many weeks old was your baby
anything besides breastmilk? Include formula, baby food, juice, cow's milk, or anything else.

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.