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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1059 455 43.3 39.5-47.2 604 56.7 52.8-60.5
Age
< 20 years 98 48 50.6 37.7-63.3 50 49.4 36.7-62.3
20-24 years 235 99 45.2 37.2-53.5 136 54.8 46.5-62.8
25-34 years 584 251 42.1 37.1-47.3 333 57.9 52.7-62.9
35+ years 142 57 39.2 29.5-49.9 85 60.8 50.1-70.5
Race
White 811 332 40.6 36.4-44.9 479 59.4 55.1-63.6
Black 225 108 55.5 45.9-64.8 117 44.5 35.2-54.1
Other 23 15 51.0 28.0-73.6 8 49.0 26.4-72.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 112 45 46.4 35.5-57.6 67 53.6 42.4-64.5
No 946 410 42.9 38.9-47.0 536 57.1 53.0-61.1
Education
< High School 180 85 53.1 43.7-62.2 95 46.9 37.8-56.3
High School 277 122 42.4 35.0-50.1 155 57.6 49.9-65.0
> High School 601 248 40.1 35.3-45.2 353 59.9 54.8-64.7
Marital Status
Married 799 333 42.3 38.1-46.7 466 57.7 53.3-61.9
Other 260 122 46.5 38.3-54.8 138 53.5 45.2-61.7
Income
15,999 or less 248 113 46.6 38.5-54.8 135 53.4 45.2-61.5
16,000-24,999 121 64 58.0 46.7-68.6 57 42.0 31.4-53.3
25,000-39,999 159 67 42.8 33.3-52.9 92 57.2 47.1-66.7
40,000 or more 449 173 37.1 31.6-42.8 276 62.9 57.2-68.4
WIC recipient
No 656 253 38.5 33.8-43.3 403 61.5 56.7-66.2
Yes 399 200 50.1 43.8-56.5 199 49.9 43.5-56.2
Medicaid recipient
No 632 252 39.8 35.1-44.7 380 60.2 55.3-64.9
Yes 427 203 48.4 42.2-54.7 224 51.6 45.3-57.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 172 51 29.5 23.7-36.1 121 70.5 63.9-76.3
1500 - 2499 grams 325 166 50.9 45.6-56.1 159 49.1 43.9-54.4
2500+ grams 562 238 43.0 39.0-47.2 324 57.0 52.8-61.0

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 53. How old was your baby the first time you fed him or her anything besides breast milk? Include formula, baby food, juice, cow's milk, water, sugar water, or anything else you fed your baby .

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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