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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breast-Feeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1028 431 40.8 37.0-44.6 597 59.2 55.4-63.0
Age
< 20 years 107 46 42.2 30.0-55.4 61 57.8 44.6-70.0
20-24 years 235 114 50.5 42.3-58.8 121 49.5 41.2-57.7
25-34 years 562 220 37.3 32.5-42.4 342 62.7 57.6-67.5
35+ years 124 51 38.4 28.4-49.4 73 61.6 50.6-71.6
Race
White 770 312 38.1 34.0-42.4 458 61.9 57.6-66.0
Black 217 95 48.2 38.7-57.7 122 51.8 42.3-61.3
Other 41 24 60.0 41.2-76.2 17 40.0 23.8-58.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 137 54 34.6 25.6-44.9 83 65.4 55.1-74.4
No 889 376 42.0 37.9-46.1 513 58.0 53.9-62.1
Education
< High School 180 79 44.5 35.3-54.2 101 55.5 45.8-64.7
High School 267 127 50.2 42.5-58.0 140 49.8 42.0-57.5
> High School 578 224 35.5 30.9-40.4 354 64.5 59.6-69.1
Marital Status
Married 757 313 39.3 35.1-43.6 444 60.7 56.4-64.9
Other 271 118 45.3 37.3-53.6 153 54.7 46.4-62.7
Income
15,999 or less 244 108 48.9 40.4-57.4 136 51.1 42.6-59.6
16,000-24,999 101 50 47.1 34.9-59.6 51 52.9 40.4-65.1
25,000-39,999 160 69 37.4 28.4-47.4 91 62.6 52.6-71.6
40,000 or more 439 172 38.5 33.2-44.1 267 61.5 55.9-66.8
WIC recipient
No 623 246 38.4 33.8-43.1 377 61.6 56.9-66.2
Yes 399 185 45.6 39.2-52.1 214 54.4 47.9-60.8
Medicaid recipient
No 609 249 38.5 33.9-43.3 360 61.5 56.7-66.1
Yes 419 182 44.3 38.1-50.7 237 55.7 49.3-61.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 45 25.6 20.0-32.0 126 74.4 68.0-80.0
1500 - 2499 grams 286 157 55.2 49.5-60.7 129 44.8 39.3-50.5
2500+ grams 571 229 40.2 36.2-44.3 342 59.8 55.7-63.8

*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.

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