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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 8 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1028 607 57.8 53.9-61.6 421 42.2 38.4-46.1
Age
< 20 years 107 72 70.4 57.1-80.9 35 29.6 19.1-42.9
20-24 years 235 156 67.4 59.1-74.7 79 32.6 25.3-40.9
25-34 years 562 314 53.6 48.5-58.7 248 46.4 41.3-51.5
35+ years 124 65 49.9 39.0-60.8 59 50.1 39.2-61.0
Race
White 770 444 55.4 51.1-59.7 326 44.6 40.3-48.9
Black 217 135 65.5 56.0-74.0 82 34.5 26.0-44.0
Other 41 28 68.5 49.4-82.9 13 31.5 17.1-50.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 137 79 52.5 42.2-62.6 58 47.5 37.4-57.8
No 889 527 58.8 54.6-62.8 362 41.2 37.2-45.4
Education
< High School 180 116 61.7 52.0-70.5 64 38.3 29.5-48.0
High School 267 175 69.7 62.1-76.4 92 30.3 23.6-37.9
> High School 578 315 51.5 46.5-56.5 263 48.5 43.5-53.5
Marital Status
Married 757 423 53.2 48.8-57.5 334 46.8 42.5-51.2
Other 271 184 72.0 64.0-78.8 87 28.0 21.2-36.0
Income
15,999 or less 244 153 62.8 54.2-70.7 91 37.2 29.3-45.8
16,000-24,999 101 73 66.1 53.2-77.0 28 33.9 23.0-46.8
25,000-39,999 160 95 54.9 44.9-64.5 65 45.1 35.5-55.1
40,000 or more 439 237 55.6 50.0-61.1 202 44.4 38.9-50.0
WIC recipient
No 623 335 53.7 48.8-58.4 288 46.3 41.6-51.2
Yes 399 271 65.2 58.7-71.2 128 34.8 28.8-41.3
Medicaid recipient
No 609 338 54.6 49.8-59.4 271 45.4 40.6-50.2
Yes 419 269 62.6 56.2-68.6 150 37.4 31.4-43.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 83 48.6 41.7-55.5 88 51.4 44.5-58.3
1500 - 2499 grams 286 200 69.8 64.3-74.8 86 30.2 25.2-35.7
2500+ grams 571 324 57.2 53.1-61.3 247 42.8 38.7-46.9

*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.

This page was generated on 30SEP04

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