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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 8 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1059 635 58.9 55.0-62.6 424 41.1 37.4-45.0
Age
< 20 years 98 68 65.1 51.8-76.5 30 34.9 23.5-48.2
20-24 years 235 148 64.8 56.6-72.1 87 35.2 27.9-43.4
25-34 years 584 338 56.6 51.4-61.6 246 43.4 38.4-48.6
35+ years 142 81 52.9 42.3-63.2 61 47.1 36.8-57.7
Race
White 811 467 56.1 51.8-60.3 344 43.9 39.7-48.2
Black 225 150 71.6 62.3-79.4 75 28.4 20.6-37.7
Other 23 18 65.4 39.7-84.5 5 34.6 15.5-60.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 112 60 56.5 45.2-67.1 52 43.5 32.9-54.8
No 946 575 59.4 55.3-63.3 371 40.6 36.7-44.7
Education
< High School 180 120 67.3 58.0-75.4 60 32.7 24.6-42.0
High School 277 171 57.6 49.9-65.0 106 42.4 35.0-50.1
> High School 601 344 56.3 51.2-61.3 257 43.7 38.7-48.8
Marital Status
Married 799 460 57.5 53.1-61.7 339 42.5 38.3-46.9
Other 260 175 63.6 55.3-71.2 85 36.4 28.8-44.7
Income
15,999 or less 248 152 60.0 51.7-67.7 96 40.0 32.3-48.3
16,000-24,999 121 82 69.8 58.6-79.0 39 30.2 21.0-41.4
25,000-39,999 159 97 58.5 48.5-67.9 62 41.5 32.1-51.5
40,000 or more 449 248 54.4 48.5-60.1 201 45.6 39.9-51.5
WIC recipient
No 656 372 55.9 51.0-60.7 284 44.1 39.3-49.0
Yes 399 260 63.2 56.9-69.1 139 36.8 30.9-43.1
Medicaid recipient
No 632 358 56.2 51.3-61.0 274 43.8 39.0-48.7
Yes 427 277 62.7 56.4-68.5 150 37.3 31.5-43.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 172 100 58.0 51.2-64.5 72 42.0 35.5-48.8
1500 - 2499 grams 325 209 64.7 59.5-69.6 116 35.3 30.4-40.5
2500+ grams 562 326 58.5 54.4-62.5 236 41.5 37.5-45.6

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 53. 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.

This page was generated on 30SEP04

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