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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1566 572 38.1 35.1-41.2 994 61.9 58.8-64.9
Age
< 20 years 177 89 54.1 44.7-63.2 88 45.9 36.8-55.3
20-24 years 379 160 41.9 35.8-48.2 219 58.1 51.8-64.2
25-34 years 793 253 33.9 29.9-38.2 540 66.1 61.8-70.1
35+ years 217 70 31.4 24.3-39.6 147 68.6 60.4-75.7
Race
White 1084 347 33.8 30.5-37.4 737 66.2 62.6-69.5
Black 415 198 49.9 43.3-56.4 217 50.1 43.6-56.7
Other 67 27 45.3 31.4-60.0 40 54.7 40.0-68.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 195 45 24.8 18.4-32.5 150 75.2 67.5-81.6
No 1368 526 40.6 37.3-44.0 842 59.4 56.0-62.7
Education
< High School 305 139 43.9 37.1-51.0 166 56.1 49.0-62.9
High School 427 212 52.5 46.5-58.4 215 47.5 41.6-53.5
> High School 829 221 27.5 23.9-31.5 608 72.5 68.5-76.1
Marital Status
Married 960 280 30.9 27.4-34.6 680 69.1 65.4-72.6
Other 606 292 48.4 43.3-53.6 314 51.6 46.4-56.7
Income
14,999 or less 418 221 54.0 47.8-60.1 197 46.0 39.9-52.2
15,000-24,999 239 91 38.5 31.0-46.7 148 61.5 53.3-69.0
25,000-49,999 297 106 38.9 32.2-46.1 191 61.1 53.9-67.8
50,000 or more 518 115 22.7 18.6-27.4 403 77.3 72.6-81.4
WIC recipient
No 891 250 27.8 24.3-31.7 641 72.2 68.3-75.7
Yes 663 318 50.5 45.7-55.3 345 49.5 44.7-54.3
Medicaid recipient
No 750 187 25.7 22.0-29.8 563 74.3 70.2-78.0
Yes 816 385 48.6 44.2-53.0 431 51.4 47.0-55.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 699 257 38.3 34.8-41.9 442 61.7 58.1-65.2
2500+ grams 867 315 38.1 34.8-41.4 552 61.9 58.6-65.2

*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.

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