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2002 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 1455 624 44.0 40.9-47.2 831 56.0 52.8-59.1
Age
< 20 years 185 123 67.1 57.8-75.2 62 32.9 24.8-42.2
20-24 years 382 210 57.4 51.2-63.3 172 42.6 36.7-48.8
25-34 years 702 235 34.3 30.2-38.7 467 65.7 61.3-69.8
35+ years 186 56 32.0 24.3-40.8 130 68.0 59.2-75.7
Race
White 1006 384 38.9 35.4-42.6 622 61.1 57.4-64.6
Black 377 203 58.3 51.5-64.8 174 41.7 35.2-48.5
Other 72 37 55.4 41.5-68.4 35 44.6 31.6-58.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 154 44 29.2 21.4-38.5 110 70.8 61.5-78.6
No 1301 580 45.9 42.6-49.3 721 54.1 50.7-57.4
Education
< High School 326 207 63.2 56.6-69.4 119 36.8 30.6-43.4
High School 408 223 55.5 49.2-61.5 185 44.5 38.5-50.8
> High School 719 193 28.5 24.7-32.7 526 71.5 67.3-75.3
Marital Status
Married 938 308 34.5 31.0-38.3 630 65.5 61.7-69.0
Other 517 316 64.1 58.6-69.3 201 35.9 30.7-41.4
Income
15,999 or less 430 246 59.6 53.5-65.3 184 40.4 34.7-46.5
16,000-24,999 156 71 50.8 41.1-60.5 85 49.2 39.5-58.9
25,000-39,999 199 95 52.0 43.5-60.5 104 48.0 39.5-56.5
40,000 or more 530 128 24.5 20.4-29.1 402 75.5 70.9-79.6
WIC recipient
No 787 246 31.8 28.0-35.8 541 68.2 64.2-72.0
Yes 655 373 59.8 55.0-64.4 282 40.2 35.6-45.0
Medicaid recipient
No 728 207 30.9 27.0-35.0 521 69.1 65.0-73.0
Yes 727 417 58.8 54.2-63.3 310 41.2 36.7-45.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 623 268 45.5 41.7-49.4 355 54.5 50.6-58.3
2500+ grams 832 356 43.9 40.6-47.3 476 56.1 52.7-59.4

*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 20JUL04

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