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Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 4 or more weeks*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 939 385 39.5 35.6-43.4 554 60.5 56.6-64.4
Age
< 20 years 92 49 51.3 37.9-64.6 43 48.7 35.4-62.1
20-24 years 207 81 42.1 34.0-50.8 126 57.9 49.2-66.0
25-34 years 517 209 37.5 32.5-42.8 308 62.5 57.2-67.5
35+ years 123 46 34.7 25.2-45.6 77 65.3 54.4-74.8
Mother's Race
White 731 297 38.7 34.5-43.1 434 61.3 56.9-65.5
African American 178 77 45.6 35.4-56.2 101 54.4 43.8-64.6
Other Minorities 30 11 30.2 14.5-52.4 19 69.8 47.6-85.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 75 33 44.0 31.6-57.2 42 56.0 42.8-68.4
No 864 352 38.9 34.9-43.1 512 61.1 56.9-65.1
Education
< High School 139 66 44.6 34.1-55.7 73 55.4 44.3-65.9
High School 247 115 48.2 40.1-56.3 132 51.8 43.7-59.9
> High School 552 204 34.4 29.8-39.4 348 65.6 60.6-70.2
Marital Status
Married 731 288 38.4 34.2-42.8 443 61.6 57.2-65.8
Other 208 97 43.7 34.9-52.9 111 56.3 47.1-65.1
Income
15,999 or less 188 81 40.6 31.8-50.0 107 59.4 50.0-68.2
16,000-24,999 134 62 49.2 38.4-60.0 72 50.8 40.0-61.6
25,000-39,999 151 73 45.5 36.0-55.3 78 54.5 44.7-64.0
40,000 or more 388 131 31.8 26.5-37.6 257 68.2 62.4-73.5
WIC recipient
No 574 216 34.4 29.8-39.3 358 65.6 60.7-70.2
Yes 353 167 48.1 41.5-54.8 186 51.9 45.2-58.5
Medicaid recipient
No 593 230 38.0 33.3-42.9 363 62.0 57.1-66.7
Yes 346 155 42.1 35.5-49.1 191 57.9 50.9-64.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 127 37 28.5 21.3-37.0 90 71.5 63.0-78.7
1500-2499 grams 274 142 52.2 46.2-58.1 132 47.8 41.9-53.8
2500+ grams 536 205 38.9 34.8-43.1 331 61.1 56.9-65.2

*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.