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2004 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 916 503 55.5 51.5-59.4 413 44.5 40.6-48.5
Age
< 20 years 81 43 64.8 50.6-76.8 38 35.2 23.2-49.4
20-24 years 233 123 53.8 45.8-61.5 110 46.2 38.5-54.2
25-34 years 497 279 55.2 49.8-60.5 218 44.8 39.5-50.2
35+ years 105 58 53.7 42.1-64.9 47 46.3 35.1-57.9
Race
White 666 372 55.5 50.9-60.0 294 44.5 40.0-49.1
Black 214 113 56.7 47.4-65.4 101 43.3 34.6-52.6
Other 36 18 50.1 31.5-68.6 18 49.9 31.4-68.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 130 77 60.5 50.4-69.8 53 39.5 30.2-49.6
No 786 426 54.3 50.0-58.6 360 45.7 41.4-50.0
Education
< High School 148 79 55.5 45.7-64.9 69 44.5 35.1-54.3
High School 249 136 59.1 51.4-66.5 113 40.9 33.5-48.6
> High School 518 288 53.6 48.3-58.7 230 46.4 41.3-51.7
Marital Status
Married 609 317 51.4 46.6-56.1 292 48.6 43.9-53.4
Other 307 186 62.7 55.7-69.3 121 37.3 30.7-44.3
Income
14,999 or less 246 142 64.0 56.0-71.2 104 36.0 28.8-44.0
15,000-24,999 144 82 54.7 44.5-64.5 62 45.3 35.5-55.5
25,000-49,999 190 92 49.0 40.5-57.5 98 51.0 42.5-59.5
50,000 or more 279 156 52.5 45.4-59.4 123 47.5 40.6-54.6
WIC recipient
No 497 256 49.5 44.2-54.8 241 50.5 45.2-55.8
Yes 414 246 62.5 56.5-68.1 168 37.5 31.9-43.5
Medicaid recipient
No 464 242 48.3 42.9-53.8 222 51.7 46.2-57.1
Yes 452 261 62.2 56.5-67.6 191 37.8 32.4-43.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 383 210 54.0 49.1-58.8 173 46.0 41.2-50.9
2500+ grams 533 293 55.6 51.3-59.8 240 44.4 40.2-48.7

*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 02OCT06

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