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2002 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 1009 606 56.4 52.6-60.0 403 43.6 40.0-47.4
Age
< 20 years 94 61 63.6 50.4-75.0 33 36.4 25.0-49.6
20-24 years 230 148 61.6 53.7-68.9 82 38.4 31.1-46.3
25-34 years 538 312 52.7 47.6-57.7 226 47.3 42.3-52.4
35+ years 147 85 57.1 47.2-66.5 62 42.9 33.5-52.8
Race
White 750 442 55.5 51.3-59.7 308 44.5 40.3-48.7
Black 218 141 58.2 49.0-66.9 77 41.8 33.1-51.0
Other 41 23 65.2 46.3-80.3 18 34.8 19.7-53.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 129 70 51.6 41.4-61.7 59 48.4 38.3-58.6
No 880 536 57.1 53.1-61.1 344 42.9 38.9-46.9
Education
< High School 169 97 56.0 46.9-64.8 72 44.0 35.2-53.1
High School 244 169 65.2 57.3-72.4 75 34.8 27.6-42.7
> High School 595 340 52.9 48.1-57.7 255 47.1 42.3-51.9
Marital Status
Married 733 419 53.1 48.8-57.4 314 46.9 42.6-51.2
Other 276 187 66.5 58.8-73.3 89 33.5 26.7-41.2
Income
15,999 or less 244 162 61.5 53.4-69.1 82 38.5 30.9-46.6
16,000-24,999 108 73 58.5 46.6-69.4 35 41.5 30.6-53.4
25,000-39,999 128 84 65.2 54.4-74.7 44 34.8 25.3-45.6
40,000 or more 452 247 52.6 47.2-57.9 205 47.4 42.1-52.8
WIC recipient
No 619 357 54.1 49.4-58.8 262 45.9 41.2-50.6
Yes 381 245 60.7 54.4-66.7 136 39.3 33.3-45.6
Medicaid recipient
No 590 334 53.6 48.8-58.3 256 46.4 41.7-51.2
Yes 419 272 60.6 54.6-66.4 147 39.4 33.6-45.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 415 277 66.1 61.5-70.4 138 33.9 29.6-38.5
2500+ grams 594 329 55.6 51.6-59.6 265 44.4 40.4-48.4

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 54. 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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