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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Prevalence of Breast-Feeding Initiation.*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1676 607 37.1 34.2-40.2 1069 62.9 59.8-65.8
Age
< 20 years 211 109 52.6 43.7-61.4 102 47.4 38.6-56.3
20-24 years 440 206 46.7 40.7-52.8 234 53.3 47.2-59.3
25-34 years 827 237 29.7 25.8-33.9 590 70.3 66.1-74.2
35+ years 198 55 28.6 20.9-37.6 143 71.4 62.4-79.1
Race
White 1142 321 30.5 27.3-33.9 821 69.5 66.1-72.7
Black 483 258 56.9 50.4-63.1 225 43.1 36.9-49.6
Other 51 28 48.0 31.0-65.6 23 52.0 34.4-69.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 135 19 15.1 9.0-24.1 116 84.9 75.9-91.0
No 1540 588 39.7 36.6-42.9 952 60.3 57.1-63.4
Education
< High School 366 179 48.5 41.9-55.2 187 51.5 44.8-58.1
High School 551 270 49.5 44.0-54.9 281 50.5 45.1-56.0
> High School 758 158 22.5 18.9-26.5 600 77.5 73.5-81.1
Marital Status
Married 1085 279 26.7 23.5-30.2 806 73.3 69.8-76.5
Other 591 328 57.7 52.3-63.0 263 42.3 37.0-47.7
Income
15,999 or less 491 240 48.2 42.3-54.1 251 51.8 45.9-57.7
16,000-24,999 225 103 45.7 37.5-54.1 122 54.3 45.9-62.5
25,000-39,999 246 86 36.4 29.1-44.5 160 63.6 55.5-70.9
40,000 or more 565 117 23.6 19.4-28.3 448 76.4 71.7-80.6
WIC recipient
No 906 242 27.7 24.1-31.7 664 72.3 68.3-75.9
Yes 764 363 47.5 42.9-52.1 401 52.5 47.9-57.1
Medicaid recipient
No 827 192 25.4 21.8-29.3 635 74.6 70.7-78.2
Yes 849 415 48.9 44.4-53.4 434 51.1 46.6-55.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 255 76 30.7 25.8-36.2 179 69.3 63.8-74.2
1500 - 2499 grams 552 220 41.5 37.5-45.5 332 58.5 54.5-62.5
2500+ grams 869 311 36.9 33.8-40.2 558 63.1 59.8-66.2

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 52. For 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 24NOV03

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