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Breast-Feeding at 8 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 768 485 63.3 58.8-67.7 283 36.7 32.3-41.2
Age
< 20 years 116 96 84.9 74.3-91.7 20 15.1 8.3-25.7
20-24 years 211 153 71.2 62.2-78.9 58 28.8 21.1-37.8
25-34 years 359 198 54.6 48.0-61.1 161 45.4 38.9-52.0
35+ years 82 38 43.2 30.5-56.9 44 56.8 43.1-69.5
Mother's Race
White 519 293 57.2 51.7-62.6 226 42.8 37.4-48.3
African American 227 173 75.8 67.3-82.7 54 24.2 17.3-32.7
Other Minorities 22 19 83.5 53.4-95.7 3 16.5 4.3-46.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 17 7 44.9 13.6-80.9 10 55.1 19.1-86.4
No 751 478 63.6 59.0-68.0 273 36.4 32.0-41.0
Education
< High School 146 122 83.7 73.3-90.5 24 16.3 9.5-26.7
High School 263 204 79.6 72.3-85.3 59 20.4 14.7-27.7
> High School 359 159 41.9 35.7-48.4 200 58.1 51.6-64.3
Marital Status
Married 519 274 53.0 47.4-58.5 245 47.0 41.5-52.6
Other 249 211 83.7 76.4-89.0 38 16.3 11.0-23.6
Income
15,999 or less 244 198 80.6 72.4-86.9 46 19.4 13.1-27.6
16,000-24,999 113 71 65.2 51.9-76.5 42 34.8 23.5-48.1
25,000-39,999 130 84 64.2 53.8-73.5 46 35.8 26.5-46.2
40,000 or more 235 97 43.7 36.2-51.4 138 56.3 48.6-63.8
WIC recipient
No 418 209 47.9 41.8-54.0 209 52.1 46.0-58.2
Yes 344 273 81.3 75.1-86.3 71 18.7 13.7-24.9
Medicaid recipient
No 397 192 48.8 42.7-54.8 205 51.2 45.2-57.3
Yes 371 293 79.8 73.5-84.9 78 20.2 15.1-26.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 116 78 70.0 61.1-77.6 38 30.0 22.4-38.9
1500-2499 grams 251 171 69.9 63.9-75.3 80 30.1 24.7-36.1
2500+ grams 399 235 62.8 57.9-67.5 164 37.2 32.5-42.1

*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.