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Breast-Feeding at 8 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 1025 62.3 59.3-65.3 574 37.7 34.7-40.7
Age
< 20 years 246 212 82.5 74.7-88.2 34 17.5 11.8-25.3
20-24 years 445 317 69.9 64.1-75.1 128 30.1 24.9-35.9
25-34 years 728 410 55.3 50.9-59.7 318 44.7 40.3-49.1
35+ years 180 86 46.0 36.6-55.7 94 54.0 44.3-63.4
Mother's Race
White 1069 636 58.3 54.7-61.9 433 41.7 38.1-45.3
African American 464 345 74.1 68.3-79.1 119 25.9 20.9-31.7
Other Minorities 66 44 65.1 49.4-78.0 22 34.9 22.0-50.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 33 39.7 27.0-53.9 43 60.3 46.1-73.0
No 1522 991 63.9 60.9-66.9 531 36.1 33.1-39.1
Education
< High School 331 278 77.2 70.2-83.0 53 22.8 17.0-29.8
High School 533 400 74.2 69.2-78.6 133 25.8 21.4-30.8
> High School 734 347 47.0 42.6-51.5 387 53.0 48.5-57.4
Marital Status
Married 1060 583 54.4 50.7-58.1 477 45.6 41.9-49.3
Other 539 442 79.6 74.4-83.9 97 20.4 16.1-25.6
Income
15,999 or less 482 377 74.1 68.5-79.1 105 25.9 20.9-31.5
16,000-24,999 253 176 65.5 57.7-72.5 77 34.5 27.5-42.3
25,000-39,999 260 174 69.8 62.6-76.2 86 30.2 23.8-37.4
40,000 or more 480 211 46.2 40.8-51.6 269 53.8 48.4-59.2
WIC recipient
No 852 460 54.6 50.4-58.6 392 45.4 41.4-49.6
Yes 731 560 72.3 67.7-76.4 171 27.7 23.6-32.3
Medicaid recipient
No 819 422 53.4 49.3-57.5 397 46.6 42.5-50.7
Yes 780 603 72.7 68.3-76.8 177 27.3 23.2-31.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 195 116 61.8 54.6-68.4 79 38.2 31.6-45.4
1500-2499 grams 526 377 74.5 70.6-78.0 149 25.5 22.0-29.4
2500+ grams 878 532 61.5 58.3-64.7 346 38.5 35.3-41.7

*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.