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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1327 645 48.1 45.1-51.2 682 51.9 48.8-54.9
Age
< 20 years 137 104 74.0 64.6-81.6 33 26.0 18.4-35.4
20-24 years 310 188 61.2 54.8-67.3 122 38.8 32.7-45.2
25-34 years 672 279 41.0 36.9-45.2 393 59.0 54.8-63.1
35+ years 208 74 31.8 25.2-39.2 134 68.2 60.8-74.8
Race
White 936 406 42.6 39.1-46.2 530 57.4 53.8-60.9
Black 323 210 67.0 60.7-72.7 113 33.0 27.3-39.3
Other 68 29 46.7 33.5-60.3 39 53.3 39.7-66.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 185 54 24.8 18.6-32.4 131 75.2 67.6-81.4
No 1141 591 52.5 49.2-55.8 550 47.5 44.2-50.8
Education
< High School 255 155 57.9 50.8-64.6 100 42.1 35.4-49.2
High School 359 233 64.5 58.6-70.0 126 35.5 30.0-41.4
> High School 709 256 34.8 31.0-38.8 453 65.2 61.2-69.0
Marital Status
Married 807 316 38.6 34.9-42.4 491 61.4 57.6-65.1
Other 520 329 61.9 57.0-66.6 191 38.1 33.4-43.0
Income
14,999 or less 359 240 65.9 60.0-71.4 119 34.1 28.6-40.0
15,000-24,999 173 100 57.8 49.3-65.9 73 42.2 34.1-50.7
25,000-49,999 257 117 43.2 36.6-50.1 140 56.8 49.9-63.4
50,000 or more 433 134 30.7 26.2-35.7 299 69.3 64.3-73.8
WIC recipient
No 722 267 35.0 31.3-39.0 455 65.0 61.0-68.7
Yes 596 375 62.5 58.0-66.8 221 37.5 33.2-42.0
Medicaid recipient
No 622 215 34.8 30.8-39.1 407 65.2 60.9-69.2
Yes 705 430 59.2 54.9-63.3 275 40.8 36.7-45.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 423 237 57.9 53.2-62.4 186 42.1 37.6-46.8
2500+ grams 904 408 47.3 44.0-50.6 496 52.7 49.4-56.0

*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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