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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 8 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1165 675 56.9 53.3-60.4 490 43.1 39.6-46.7
Age
< 20 years 120 79 63.3 51.7-73.5 41 36.7 26.5-48.3
20-24 years 261 150 56.5 49.0-63.7 111 43.5 36.3-51.0
25-34 years 614 341 55.3 50.3-60.1 273 44.7 39.9-49.7
35+ years 170 105 58.5 49.3-67.1 65 41.5 32.9-50.7
Race
White 846 485 55.1 51.0-59.1 361 44.9 40.9-49.0
Black 271 166 65.6 57.6-72.8 105 34.4 27.2-42.4
Other 48 24 46.5 30.3-63.6 24 53.5 36.4-69.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 160 59 42.0 33.6-50.9 101 58.0 49.1-66.4
No 1003 616 60.3 56.5-64.1 387 39.7 35.9-43.5
Education
< High School 193 96 48.6 40.1-57.2 97 51.4 42.8-59.9
High School 272 172 63.8 56.4-70.7 100 36.2 29.3-43.6
> High School 695 405 56.8 52.2-61.3 290 43.2 38.7-47.8
Marital Status
Married 770 433 54.0 49.7-58.3 337 46.0 41.7-50.3
Other 395 242 61.7 55.4-67.6 153 38.3 32.4-44.6
Income
14,999 or less 256 158 60.5 52.6-67.8 98 39.5 32.2-47.4
15,000-24,999 176 97 53.0 43.6-62.2 79 47.0 37.8-56.4
25,000-49,999 224 140 63.9 55.8-71.3 84 36.1 28.7-44.2
50,000 or more 447 252 54.2 48.6-59.7 195 45.8 40.3-51.4
WIC recipient
No 726 405 55.0 50.5-59.4 321 45.0 40.6-49.5
Yes 432 265 59.8 53.9-65.4 167 40.2 34.6-46.1
Medicaid recipient
No 624 359 56.3 51.5-60.9 265 43.7 39.1-48.5
Yes 541 316 57.5 52.2-62.7 225 42.5 37.3-47.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 502 304 60.1 55.8-64.2 198 39.9 35.8-44.2
2500+ grams 663 371 56.6 52.8-60.4 292 43.4 39.6-47.2

*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.

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