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2008 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 1327 508 39.4 36.4-42.4 819 60.6 57.6-63.6
Age
< 20 years 137 90 64.5 54.8-73.1 47 35.5 26.9-45.2
20-24 years 310 157 53.2 46.7-59.5 153 46.8 40.5-53.3
25-34 years 672 205 31.1 27.2-35.2 467 68.9 64.8-72.8
35+ years 208 56 26.5 20.4-33.7 152 73.5 66.3-79.6
Race
White 936 309 33.6 30.3-37.1 627 66.4 62.9-69.7
Black 323 174 57.9 51.4-64.1 149 42.1 35.9-48.6
Other 68 25 43.7 30.7-57.6 43 56.3 42.4-69.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 185 37 17.6 12.3-24.6 148 82.4 75.4-87.7
No 1141 471 43.5 40.2-46.8 670 56.5 53.2-59.8
Education
< High School 255 131 50.0 43.1-56.9 124 50.0 43.1-56.9
High School 359 193 55.6 49.6-61.4 166 44.4 38.6-50.4
> High School 709 183 25.7 22.3-29.5 526 74.3 70.5-77.7
Marital Status
Married 807 237 29.6 26.2-33.3 570 70.4 66.7-73.8
Other 520 271 53.5 48.5-58.4 249 46.5 41.6-51.5
Income
14,999 or less 359 206 59.5 53.5-65.3 153 40.5 34.7-46.5
15,000-24,999 173 81 46.2 37.9-54.7 92 53.8 45.3-62.1
25,000-49,999 257 86 32.4 26.4-39.2 171 67.6 60.8-73.6
50,000 or more 433 94 22.0 18.0-26.6 339 78.0 73.4-82.0
WIC recipient
No 722 192 26.0 22.6-29.7 530 74.0 70.3-77.4
Yes 596 313 54.0 49.4-58.5 283 46.0 41.5-50.6
Medicaid recipient
No 622 150 25.0 21.4-29.0 472 75.0 71.0-78.6
Yes 705 358 51.3 47.1-55.6 347 48.7 44.4-52.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 423 176 43.4 38.7-48.1 247 56.6 51.9-61.3
2500+ grams 904 332 39.1 35.9-42.3 572 60.9 57.7-64.1

*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 20MAY10

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