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2002 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 1455 787 52.3 49.2-55.5 668 47.7 44.5-50.8
Age
< 20 years 185 139 74.5 65.6-81.8 46 25.5 18.2-34.4
20-24 years 382 250 63.9 57.8-69.6 132 36.1 30.4-42.2
25-34 years 702 322 44.2 39.9-48.7 380 55.8 51.3-60.1
35+ years 186 76 38.3 30.2-47.2 110 61.7 52.8-69.8
Race
White 1006 506 48.0 44.4-51.7 500 52.0 48.3-55.6
Black 377 239 64.7 58.0-70.9 138 35.3 29.1-42.0
Other 72 42 60.2 46.3-72.7 30 39.8 27.3-53.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 154 62 39.3 30.5-48.9 92 60.7 51.1-69.5
No 1301 725 54.0 50.6-57.3 576 46.0 42.7-49.4
Education
< High School 326 234 71.4 65.0-77.0 92 28.6 23.0-35.0
High School 408 273 63.8 57.7-69.6 135 36.2 30.4-42.3
> High School 719 279 36.9 32.8-41.2 440 63.1 58.8-67.2
Marital Status
Married 938 426 43.8 40.1-47.6 512 56.2 52.4-59.9
Other 517 361 70.3 65.0-75.2 156 29.7 24.8-35.0
Income
15,999 or less 430 285 64.9 58.9-70.4 145 35.1 29.6-41.1
16,000-24,999 156 104 62.0 52.1-71.0 52 38.0 29.0-47.9
25,000-39,999 199 125 64.2 55.7-71.9 74 35.8 28.1-44.3
40,000 or more 530 184 33.8 29.3-38.7 346 66.2 61.3-70.7
WIC recipient
No 787 336 41.4 37.3-45.6 451 58.6 54.4-62.7
Yes 655 445 66.5 61.8-70.9 210 33.5 29.1-38.2
Medicaid recipient
No 728 294 39.3 35.2-43.6 434 60.7 56.4-64.8
Yes 727 493 66.9 62.4-71.1 234 33.1 28.9-37.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 623 366 60.3 56.5-64.0 257 39.7 36.0-43.5
2500+ grams 832 421 51.7 48.3-55.1 411 48.3 44.9-51.7

*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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