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Breast-Feeding at 8 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 1009 59.7 56.6-62.7 600 40.3 37.3-43.4
Age
< 20 years 241 199 79.2 71.5-85.3 42 20.8 14.7-28.5
20-24 years 419 302 69.0 63.0-74.4 117 31.0 25.6-37.0
25-34 years 771 419 51.4 47.0-55.9 352 48.6 44.1-53.0
35+ years 178 89 46.5 37.5-55.8 89 53.5 44.2-62.5
Mother's Race
White 1106 625 54.5 50.8-58.0 481 45.5 42.0-49.2
African American 446 349 78.0 72.1-83.0 97 22.0 17.0-27.9
Other Minorities 57 35 52.8 36.4-68.6 22 47.2 31.4-63.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 102 41 35.9 25.9-47.3 61 64.1 52.7-74.1
No 1507 968 61.9 58.7-65.0 539 38.1 35.0-41.3
Education
< High School 363 282 72.0 65.4-77.8 81 28.0 22.2-34.6
High School 525 392 72.0 66.6-76.9 133 28.0 23.1-33.4
> High School 720 334 45.0 40.7-49.5 386 55.0 50.5-59.3
Marital Status
Married 1077 586 52.9 49.2-56.6 491 47.1 43.4-50.8
Other 532 423 75.0 69.6-79.8 109 25.0 20.2-30.4
Income
15,999 or less 464 354 71.3 65.3-76.6 110 28.7 23.4-34.7
16,000-24,999 250 181 70.7 63.0-77.5 69 29.3 22.5-37.0
25,000-39,999 246 158 59.0 51.0-66.5 88 41.0 33.5-49.0
40,000 or more 494 213 43.4 38.2-48.8 281 56.6 51.2-61.8
WIC recipient
No 841 452 51.1 46.9-55.3 389 48.9 44.7-53.1
Yes 754 553 70.0 65.6-74.2 201 30.0 25.8-34.4
Medicaid recipient
No 806 404 49.3 45.1-53.5 402 50.7 46.5-54.9
Yes 803 605 71.4 66.9-75.4 198 28.6 24.6-33.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 219 135 63.3 56.6-69.5 84 36.7 30.5-43.4
1500-2499 grams 527 377 73.3 69.4-76.9 150 26.7 23.1-30.6
2500+ grams 860 496 58.7 55.4-62.0 364 41.3 38.0-44.6

*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.