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Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 8 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 939 577 61.0 57.0-64.8 362 39.0 35.2-43.0
Age
< 20 years 92 65 69.1 55.0-80.3 27 30.9 19.7-45.0
20-24 years 207 132 65.4 56.9-73.1 75 34.6 26.9-43.1
25-34 years 517 312 59.0 53.7-64.2 205 41.0 35.8-46.3
35+ years 123 68 56.0 45.1-66.4 55 44.0 33.6-54.9
Mother's Race
White 731 443 59.6 55.2-63.9 288 40.4 36.1-44.8
African American 178 117 72.5 62.3-80.7 61 27.5 19.3-37.7
Other Minorities 30 17 43.6 24.1-65.2 13 56.4 34.8-75.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 75 46 62.1 48.6-73.9 29 37.9 26.1-51.4
No 864 531 60.9 56.7-64.9 333 39.1 35.1-43.3
Education
< High School 139 87 57.8 46.7-68.2 52 42.2 31.8-53.3
High School 247 163 69.3 61.3-76.2 84 30.7 23.8-38.7
> High School 552 326 58.3 53.3-63.1 226 41.7 36.9-46.7
Marital Status
Married 731 439 60.5 56.1-64.7 292 39.5 35.3-43.9
Other 208 138 63.2 53.9-71.7 70 36.8 28.3-46.1
Income
15,999 or less 188 116 60.7 51.3-69.5 72 39.3 30.5-48.7
16,000-24,999 134 97 69.7 58.6-78.8 37 30.3 21.2-41.4
25,000-39,999 151 98 61.8 51.9-70.8 53 38.2 29.2-48.1
40,000 or more 388 216 56.9 50.9-62.7 172 43.1 37.3-49.1
WIC recipient
No 574 328 55.9 50.9-60.8 246 44.1 39.2-49.1
Yes 353 242 69.4 62.9-75.3 111 30.6 24.7-37.1
Medicaid recipient
No 593 349 59.2 54.3-63.9 244 40.8 36.1-45.7
Yes 346 228 64.4 57.5-70.7 118 35.6 29.3-42.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 127 65 50.3 41.5-59.0 62 49.7 41.0-58.5
1500-2499 grams 274 187 68.9 63.1-74.1 87 31.1 25.9-36.9
2500+ grams 536 324 60.7 56.5-64.8 212 39.3 35.2-43.5

*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.