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Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 4 or more weeks*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 908 379 43.1 39.0-47.2 529 56.9 52.8-61.0
Age
< 20 years 92 47 62.5 48.5-74.7 45 37.5 25.3-51.5
20-24 years 229 105 50.7 42.4-58.9 124 49.3 41.1-57.6
25-34 years 455 174 37.3 32.1-42.9 281 62.7 57.1-67.9
35+ years 132 53 36.9 26.7-48.4 79 63.1 51.6-73.3
Mother's Race
White 676 280 43.2 38.7-47.9 396 56.8 52.1-61.3
African American 197 80 41.6 32.2-51.7 117 58.4 48.3-67.8
Other Minorities 35 19 44.6 25.5-65.4 16 55.4 34.6-74.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 63 34 59.1 43.9-72.8 29 40.9 27.2-56.1
No 844 345 41.3 37.2-45.5 499 58.7 54.5-62.8
Education
< High School 116 61 60.6 48.3-71.6 55 39.4 28.4-51.7
High School 254 122 51.4 43.7-59.0 132 48.6 41.0-56.3
> High School 537 196 34.7 30.0-39.9 341 65.3 60.1-70.0
Marital Status
Married 699 276 39.8 35.4-44.4 423 60.2 55.6-64.6
Other 209 103 55.0 45.5-64.2 106 45.0 35.8-54.5
Income
15,999 or less 200 97 51.8 42.7-60.7 103 48.2 39.3-57.3
16,000-24,999 131 59 50.1 39.7-60.4 72 49.9 39.6-60.3
25,000-39,999 146 63 49.2 39.2-59.4 83 50.8 40.6-60.8
40,000 or more 367 133 34.1 28.4-40.3 234 65.9 59.7-71.6
WIC recipient
No 572 214 37.5 32.7-42.6 358 62.5 57.4-67.3
Yes 324 163 53.5 46.4-60.5 161 46.5 39.5-53.6
Medicaid recipient
No 569 214 38.6 33.9-43.6 355 61.4 56.4-66.1
Yes 339 165 50.8 43.7-57.9 174 49.2 42.1-56.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 124 38 31.1 23.3-40.0 86 68.9 60.0-76.7
1500-2499 grams 268 125 46.8 40.7-52.9 143 53.2 47.1-59.3
2500+ grams 515 216 43.0 38.7-47.4 299 57.0 52.6-61.3

*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.