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Breast-Feeding at 4 Weeks After Delivery*

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 768 399 52.5 47.8-57.2 369 47.5 42.8-52.2
Age
< 20 years 116 84 76.8 65.3-85.3 32 23.2 14.7-34.7
20-24 years 211 128 60.8 51.4-69.4 83 39.2 30.6-48.6
25-34 years 359 160 43.4 36.9-50.1 199 56.6 49.9-63.1
35+ years 82 27 28.8 18.1-42.5 55 71.2 57.5-81.9
Mother's Race
White 519 237 46.6 41.1-52.2 282 53.4 47.8-58.9
African American 227 148 66.3 57.3-74.2 79 33.7 25.8-42.7
Other Minorities 22 14 58.5 32.0-80.9 8 41.5 19.1-68.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 17 5 27.6 5.6-71.1 12 72.4 28.9-94.4
No 751 394 52.9 48.2-57.6 357 47.1 42.4-51.8
Education
< High School 146 107 73.1 61.8-82.1 39 26.9 17.9-38.2
High School 263 175 68.5 60.5-75.6 88 31.5 24.4-39.5
> High School 359 117 31.1 25.5-37.4 242 68.9 62.6-74.5
Marital Status
Married 519 210 39.5 34.2-45.1 309 60.5 54.9-65.8
Other 249 189 78.1 70.4-84.2 60 21.9 15.8-29.6
Income
15,999 or less 244 174 71.7 62.8-79.2 70 28.3 20.8-37.2
16,000-24,999 113 58 51.7 38.5-64.7 55 48.3 35.3-61.5
25,000-39,999 130 64 48.1 37.7-58.7 66 51.9 41.3-62.3
40,000 or more 235 70 33.2 26.3-41.0 165 66.8 59.0-73.7
WIC recipient
No 418 160 37.5 31.7-43.7 258 62.5 56.3-68.3
Yes 344 237 69.9 62.9-76.1 107 30.1 23.9-37.1
Medicaid recipient
No 397 140 36.4 30.7-42.5 257 63.6 57.5-69.3
Yes 371 259 70.6 63.7-76.7 112 29.4 23.3-36.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 116 60 53.8 44.5-62.8 56 46.2 37.2-55.5
1500-2499 grams 251 147 61.0 54.7-66.9 104 39.0 33.1-45.3
2500+ grams 399 191 51.9 46.9-56.9 208 48.1 43.1-53.1

*Survey Question:
Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 42. For how many weeks did you breast
feed your new baby?

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