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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breast-Feeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1676 815 49.6 46.5-52.7 861 50.4 47.3-53.5
Age
< 20 years 211 149 71.3 62.6-78.7 62 28.7 21.3-37.4
20-24 years 440 267 61.7 55.7-67.4 173 38.3 32.6-44.3
25-34 years 827 325 39.8 35.6-44.1 502 60.2 55.9-64.4
35+ years 198 74 38.4 29.9-47.6 124 61.6 52.4-70.1
Race
White 1142 470 43.9 40.4-47.5 672 56.1 52.5-59.6
Black 483 312 67.3 61.0-73.1 171 32.7 26.9-39.0
Other 51 33 53.2 35.6-70.1 18 46.8 29.9-64.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 135 35 27.5 19.2-37.7 100 72.5 62.3-80.8
No 1540 780 52.2 49.0-55.5 760 47.8 44.5-51.0
Education
< High School 366 234 63.5 56.8-69.7 132 36.5 30.3-43.2
High School 551 336 61.8 56.3-66.9 215 38.2 33.1-43.7
> High School 758 245 33.8 29.6-38.2 513 66.2 61.8-70.4
Marital Status
Married 1085 410 38.9 35.3-42.7 675 61.1 57.3-64.7
Other 591 405 70.7 65.5-75.4 186 29.3 24.6-34.5
Income
15,999 or less 491 296 59.9 54.0-65.6 195 40.1 34.4-46.0
16,000-24,999 225 137 61.6 53.1-69.3 88 38.4 30.7-46.9
25,000-39,999 246 121 50.5 42.5-58.4 125 49.5 41.6-57.5
40,000 or more 565 174 33.1 28.4-38.2 391 66.9 61.8-71.6
WIC recipient
No 906 339 37.8 33.8-41.9 567 62.2 58.1-66.2
Yes 764 471 62.1 57.5-66.4 293 37.9 33.6-42.5
Medicaid recipient
No 827 281 36.4 32.3-40.6 546 63.6 59.4-67.7
Yes 849 534 62.9 58.4-67.1 315 37.1 32.9-41.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 255 105 42.1 36.7-47.7 150 57.9 52.3-63.3
1500 - 2499 grams 552 292 54.7 50.6-58.7 260 45.3 41.3-49.4
2500+ grams 869 418 49.4 46.1-52.7 451 50.6 47.3-53.9

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 52. How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed 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.

This page was generated on 24NOV03

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