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Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 8 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 439 252 59.0 53.0-64.8 187 41.0 35.2-47.0
Age
< 20 years 47 35 76.6 57.6-88.7 12 23.4 11.3-42.4
20-24 years 105 72 70.0 56.6-80.7 33 30.0 19.3-43.4
25-34 years 228 122 54.9 46.6-62.8 106 45.1 37.2-53.4
35+ years 59 23 42.1 28.2-57.4 36 57.9 42.6-71.8
Mother's Race
White 337 190 58.2 51.4-64.7 147 41.8 35.3-48.6
African American 94 57 64.7 50.5-76.8 37 35.3 23.2-49.5
Other Minorities 8 5 39.1 11.9-75.4 3 60.9 24.6-88.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 12 10 96.9 83.0-99.5 2 3.1 0.5-17.0
No 427 242 58.3 52.1-64.1 185 41.7 35.9-47.9
Education
< High School 56 39 81.8 64.3-91.8 17 18.2 8.2-35.7
High School 118 79 66.7 54.2-77.2 39 33.3 22.8-45.8
> High School 265 134 50.4 43.0-57.8 131 49.6 42.2-57.0
Marital Status
Married 356 188 54.6 47.9-61.1 168 45.4 38.9-52.1
Other 83 64 77.1 62.8-87.0 19 22.9 13.0-37.2
Income
15,999 or less 94 67 80.6 67.6-89.2 27 19.4 10.8-32.4
16,000-24,999 68 45 58.5 40.5-74.5 23 41.5 25.5-59.5
25,000-39,999 78 46 59.8 46.1-72.2 32 40.2 27.8-53.9
40,000 or more 182 84 48.6 39.8-57.4 98 51.4 42.6-60.2
WIC recipient
No 291 147 50.1 42.9-57.3 144 49.9 42.7-57.1
Yes 145 103 76.7 66.1-84.7 42 23.3 15.3-33.9
Medicaid recipient
No 286 147 51.1 44.0-58.3 139 48.9 41.7-56.0
Yes 153 105 74.4 63.8-82.7 48 25.6 17.3-36.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 67 31 49.3 37.3-61.3 36 50.7 38.7-62.7
1500-2499 grams 132 87 66.2 57.6-73.9 45 33.8 26.1-42.4
2500+ grams 238 133 58.7 52.3-64.9 105 41.3 35.1-47.7

*Survey Question: Data in this table are recorded responses to survey question 43. How many weeks old was your baby the first time you fed him or her 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.