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2006 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 949 439 43.6 39.7-47.7 510 56.4 52.3-60.3
Age
< 20 years 77 37 41.2 27.7-56.2 40 58.8 43.8-72.3
20-24 years 198 86 46.3 37.8-55.1 112 53.7 44.9-62.2
25-34 years 512 234 42.6 37.4-48.1 278 57.4 51.9-62.6
35+ years 162 82 44.6 34.9-54.8 80 55.4 45.2-65.1
Race
White 740 336 41.0 36.6-45.5 404 59.0 54.5-63.4
Black 161 76 49.0 39.0-59.1 85 51.0 40.9-61.0
Other 48 27 65.1 47.3-79.4 21 34.9 20.6-52.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 143 62 44.8 35.0-55.1 81 55.2 44.9-65.0
No 806 377 43.4 39.1-47.7 429 56.6 52.3-60.9
Education
< High School 128 50 40.3 30.0-51.5 78 59.7 48.5-70.0
High School 237 109 44.9 36.8-53.3 128 55.1 46.7-63.2
> High School 583 280 44.3 39.4-49.3 303 55.7 50.7-60.6
Marital Status
Married 683 320 43.3 38.8-47.9 363 56.7 52.1-61.2
Other 266 119 44.3 36.7-52.1 147 55.7 47.9-63.3
Income
14,999 or less 199 85 42.2 33.5-51.3 114 57.8 48.7-66.5
15,000-24,999 130 52 40.7 30.3-52.1 78 59.3 47.9-69.7
25,000-49,999 195 94 45.0 36.4-53.9 101 55.0 46.1-63.6
50,000 or more 355 173 44.1 38.0-50.4 182 55.9 49.6-62.0
WIC recipient
No 583 277 43.2 38.2-48.4 306 56.8 51.6-61.8
Yes 359 158 43.7 37.3-50.4 201 56.3 49.6-62.7
Medicaid recipient
No 543 258 43.1 38.1-48.3 285 56.9 51.7-61.9
Yes 406 181 44.2 38.0-50.6 225 55.8 49.4-62.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 408 208 49.3 44.3-54.3 200 50.7 45.7-55.7
2500+ grams 541 231 43.2 38.9-47.5 310 56.8 52.5-61.1

*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.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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