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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breast-Feeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1520 854 55.4 52.2-58.5 666 44.6 41.5-47.8
Age
< 20 years 216 160 76.2 67.8-82.9 56 23.8 17.1-32.2
20-24 years 400 283 73.0 67.1-78.1 117 27.0 21.9-32.9
25-34 years 738 340 43.2 38.8-47.7 398 56.8 52.3-61.2
35+ years 166 71 39.2 30.3-49.0 95 60.8 51.0-69.7
Race
White 1048 527 49.5 45.8-53.3 521 50.5 46.7-54.2
Black 416 297 73.8 67.4-79.3 119 26.2 20.7-32.6
Other 56 30 46.4 30.7-62.7 26 53.6 37.3-69.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 161 62 36.8 28.1-46.5 99 63.2 53.5-71.9
No 1357 791 58.0 54.7-61.3 566 42.0 38.7-45.3
Education
< High School 327 225 65.6 58.5-72.1 102 34.4 27.9-41.5
High School 470 324 70.4 64.7-75.4 146 29.6 24.6-35.3
> High School 719 304 41.6 37.3-46.1 415 58.4 53.9-62.7
Marital Status
Married 976 446 43.6 39.9-47.5 530 56.4 52.5-60.1
Other 544 408 77.7 72.7-82.1 136 22.3 17.9-27.3
Income
15,999 or less 457 314 67.1 61.0-72.7 143 32.9 27.3-39.0
16,000-24,999 165 105 62.3 52.6-71.2 60 37.7 28.8-47.4
25,000-39,999 232 145 61.6 53.3-69.2 87 38.4 30.8-46.7
40,000 or more 523 199 39.6 34.7-44.7 324 60.4 55.3-65.3
WIC recipient
No 787 343 42.6 38.4-46.9 444 57.4 53.1-61.6
Yes 725 509 69.9 65.3-74.1 216 30.1 25.9-34.7
Medicaid recipient
No 770 341 44.6 40.4-48.9 429 55.4 51.1-59.6
Yes 750 513 67.0 62.4-71.4 237 33.0 28.6-37.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 227 116 52.6 46.6-58.5 111 47.4 41.5-53.4
1500 - 2499 grams 472 302 65.7 61.4-69.7 170 34.3 30.3-38.6
2500+ grams 821 436 54.7 51.3-58.1 385 45.3 41.9-48.7

*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.

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