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Breast-Feeding at 4 Weeks After Delivery*

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 1599 851 52.3 49.2-55.4 748 47.7 44.6-50.8
Age
< 20 years 246 183 73.1 64.9-80.0 63 26.9 20.0-35.1
20-24 years 445 269 59.0 53.0-64.8 176 41.0 35.2-47.0
25-34 years 728 333 45.3 40.9-49.7 395 54.7 50.3-59.1
35+ years 180 66 37.2 28.4-47.0 114 62.8 53.0-71.6
Mother's Race
White 1069 503 46.4 42.7-50.1 566 53.6 49.9-57.3
African American 464 308 69.2 63.2-74.6 156 30.8 25.4-36.8
Other Minorities 66 40 58.7 43.1-72.7 26 41.3 27.3-56.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 23 26.6 16.1-40.6 53 73.4 59.4-83.9
No 1522 828 54.2 51.0-57.4 694 45.8 42.6-49.0
Education
< High School 331 247 69.1 61.8-75.6 84 30.9 24.4-38.2
High School 533 338 62.3 57.0-67.4 195 37.7 32.6-43.0
> High School 734 266 37.4 33.2-41.8 468 62.6 58.2-66.8
Marital Status
Married 1060 464 43.7 40.0-47.3 596 56.3 52.7-60.0
Other 539 387 71.1 65.5-76.1 152 28.9 23.9-34.5
Income
15,999 or less 482 325 64.8 58.9-70.3 157 35.2 29.7-41.1
16,000-24,999 253 148 54.0 46.2-61.6 105 46.0 38.4-53.8
25,000-39,999 260 141 57.3 49.8-64.6 119 42.7 35.4-50.2
40,000 or more 480 161 37.2 32.1-42.5 319 62.8 57.5-67.9
WIC recipient
No 852 361 43.7 39.6-47.8 491 56.3 52.2-60.4
Yes 731 486 63.3 58.5-67.7 245 36.7 32.3-41.5
Medicaid recipient
No 819 330 42.5 38.4-46.6 489 57.5 53.4-61.6
Yes 780 521 63.7 59.0-68.1 259 36.3 31.9-41.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 195 87 45.6 38.6-52.9 108 54.4 47.1-61.4
1500-2499 grams 526 319 64.1 59.9-68.1 207 35.9 31.9-40.1
2500+ grams 878 445 51.6 48.3-54.9 433 48.4 45.1-51.7

*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.