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Breast-Feeding at 4 Weeks After Delivery*

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 1609 840 49.8 46.7-52.9 769 50.2 47.1-53.3
Age
< 20 years 241 182 74.6 66.7-81.2 59 25.4 18.8-33.3
20-24 years 419 252 57.4 51.3-63.4 167 42.6 36.6-48.7
25-34 years 771 335 40.8 36.5-45.2 436 59.2 54.8-63.5
35+ years 178 71 36.6 28.2-45.9 107 63.4 54.1-71.8
Mother's Race
White 1106 498 43.9 40.3-47.5 608 56.1 52.5-59.7
African American 446 312 70.1 63.7-75.8 134 29.9 24.2-36.3
Other Minorities 57 30 44.8 29.3-61.4 27 55.2 38.6-70.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 102 29 24.8 16.4-35.7 73 75.2 64.3-83.6
No 1507 811 52.1 48.8-55.3 696 47.9 44.7-51.2
Education
< High School 363 260 67.7 60.9-73.8 103 32.3 26.2-39.1
High School 525 343 62.6 56.9-67.9 182 37.4 32.1-43.1
> High School 720 237 32.0 28.0-36.3 483 68.0 63.7-72.0
Marital Status
Married 1077 456 41.2 37.6-44.9 621 58.8 55.1-62.4
Other 532 384 69.2 63.6-74.3 148 30.8 25.7-36.4
Income
15,999 or less 464 323 65.2 59.1-70.9 141 34.8 29.1-40.9
16,000-24,999 250 150 61.0 53.0-68.4 100 39.0 31.6-47.0
25,000-39,999 246 126 47.4 39.7-55.3 120 52.6 44.7-60.3
40,000 or more 494 148 30.1 25.4-35.2 346 69.9 64.8-74.6
WIC recipient
No 841 348 39.2 35.1-43.4 493 60.8 56.6-64.9
Yes 754 490 62.3 57.6-66.7 264 37.7 33.3-42.4
Medicaid recipient
No 806 298 37.4 33.4-41.6 508 62.6 58.4-66.6
Yes 803 542 63.7 59.1-68.1 261 36.3 31.9-40.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 219 108 51.5 44.8-58.2 111 48.5 41.8-55.2
1500-2499 grams 527 323 63.4 59.2-67.4 204 36.6 32.6-40.8
2500+ grams 860 408 48.8 45.5-52.2 452 51.2 47.8-54.5

*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.