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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breast-Feeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1676 988 58.0 54.9-61.0 688 42.0 39.0-45.1
Age
< 20 years 211 169 77.8 69.4-84.5 42 22.2 15.5-30.6
20-24 years 440 307 68.7 62.8-74.0 133 31.3 26.0-37.2
25-34 years 827 416 49.2 44.9-53.6 411 50.8 46.4-55.1
35+ years 198 96 47.2 38.3-56.4 102 52.8 43.6-61.7
Race
White 1142 599 52.4 48.8-56.0 543 47.6 44.0-51.2
Black 483 352 74.8 68.9-80.0 131 25.2 20.0-31.1
Other 51 37 63.9 45.6-78.9 14 36.1 21.1-54.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 135 45 30.6 21.9-40.9 90 69.4 59.1-78.1
No 1540 943 61.2 58.0-64.3 597 38.8 35.7-42.0
Education
< High School 366 263 67.8 61.2-73.8 103 32.2 26.2-38.8
High School 551 387 69.0 63.7-73.9 164 31.0 26.1-36.3
> High School 758 338 45.0 40.6-49.6 420 55.0 50.4-59.4
Marital Status
Married 1085 532 48.3 44.6-52.1 553 51.7 47.9-55.4
Other 591 456 77.0 72.1-81.3 135 23.0 18.7-27.9
Income
15,999 or less 491 333 64.5 58.6-70.0 158 35.5 30.0-41.4
16,000-24,999 225 161 70.6 62.5-77.7 64 29.4 22.3-37.5
25,000-39,999 246 142 57.5 49.5-65.2 104 42.5 34.8-50.5
40,000 or more 565 247 44.9 39.8-50.1 318 55.1 49.9-60.2
WIC recipient
No 906 445 47.9 43.8-52.1 461 52.1 47.9-56.2
Yes 764 538 68.5 64.0-72.6 226 31.5 27.4-36.0
Medicaid recipient
No 827 382 47.3 43.1-51.6 445 52.7 48.4-56.9
Yes 849 606 68.6 64.3-72.7 243 31.4 27.3-35.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 255 148 58.8 53.2-64.2 107 41.2 35.8-46.8
1500 - 2499 grams 552 349 64.5 60.5-68.2 203 35.5 31.8-39.5
2500+ grams 869 491 57.5 54.2-60.8 378 42.5 39.2-45.8

*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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