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Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 8 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 908 565 61.6 57.6-65.5 343 38.4 34.5-42.4
Age
< 20 years 92 70 78.0 64.3-87.5 22 22.0 12.5-35.7
20-24 years 229 149 66.6 58.3-74.0 80 33.4 26.0-41.7
25-34 years 455 268 58.1 52.5-63.5 187 41.9 36.5-47.5
35+ years 132 78 54.1 42.8-64.9 54 45.9 35.1-57.2
Mother's Race
White 676 400 59.8 55.2-64.2 276 40.2 35.8-44.8
African American 197 142 71.4 61.5-79.6 55 28.6 20.4-38.5
Other Minorities 35 23 61.2 40.0-78.9 12 38.8 21.1-60.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 63 41 67.7 52.3-80.0 22 32.3 20.0-47.7
No 844 523 60.8 56.6-64.9 321 39.2 35.1-43.4
Education
< High School 116 85 75.2 63.2-84.3 31 24.8 15.7-36.8
High School 254 180 70.3 62.7-76.8 74 29.7 23.2-37.3
> High School 537 300 54.2 49.0-59.4 237 45.8 40.6-51.0
Marital Status
Married 699 407 58.6 54.0-63.0 292 41.4 37.0-46.0
Other 209 158 72.9 63.6-80.4 51 27.1 19.6-36.4
Income
15,999 or less 200 141 69.0 60.1-76.8 59 31.0 23.2-39.9
16,000-24,999 131 92 72.5 62.3-80.8 39 27.5 19.2-37.7
25,000-39,999 146 97 68.3 58.2-76.9 49 31.7 23.1-41.8
40,000 or more 367 195 52.2 45.9-58.4 172 47.8 41.6-54.1
WIC recipient
No 572 324 57.2 52.2-62.2 248 42.8 37.8-47.8
Yes 324 237 70.3 63.3-76.3 87 29.7 23.7-36.7
Medicaid recipient
No 569 319 56.9 51.9-61.7 250 43.1 38.3-48.1
Yes 339 246 69.9 62.9-76.1 93 30.1 23.9-37.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 124 72 60.9 51.9-69.2 52 39.1 30.8-48.1
1500-2499 grams 268 181 68.5 62.6-73.8 87 31.5 26.2-37.4
2500+ grams 515 311 61.2 56.9-65.4 204 38.8 34.6-43.1

*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.