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2001 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 1520 490 32.5 29.5-35.6 1030 67.5 64.4-70.5
Age
< 20 years 216 109 55.4 46.5-64.0 107 44.6 36.0-53.5
20-24 years 400 162 42.9 36.8-49.3 238 57.1 50.7-63.2
25-34 years 738 176 22.2 18.7-26.2 562 77.8 73.8-81.3
35+ years 166 43 22.3 15.3-31.3 123 77.7 68.7-84.7
Race
White 1048 273 26.9 23.7-30.4 775 73.1 69.6-76.3
Black 416 201 50.3 43.5-57.1 215 49.7 42.9-56.5
Other 56 16 23.2 12.2-39.7 40 76.8 60.3-87.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 161 19 10.7 6.0-18.4 142 89.3 81.6-94.0
No 1357 471 35.6 32.4-39.0 886 64.4 61.0-67.6
Education
< High School 327 144 44.0 37.1-51.2 183 56.0 48.8-62.9
High School 470 204 43.5 37.8-49.5 266 56.5 50.5-62.2
> High School 719 141 20.3 16.9-24.2 578 79.7 75.8-83.1
Marital Status
Married 976 216 22.2 19.1-25.6 760 77.8 74.4-80.9
Other 544 274 52.2 46.5-57.9 270 47.8 42.1-53.5
Income
15,999 or less 457 210 46.6 40.5-52.8 247 53.4 47.2-59.5
16,000-24,999 165 63 41.7 32.5-51.5 102 58.3 48.5-67.5
25,000-39,999 232 73 33.2 25.9-41.4 159 66.8 58.6-74.1
40,000 or more 523 85 16.5 13.0-20.8 438 83.5 79.2-87.0
WIC recipient
No 787 162 19.7 16.5-23.3 625 80.3 76.7-83.5
Yes 725 326 46.7 42.0-51.6 399 53.3 48.4-58.0
Medicaid recipient
No 770 160 21.5 18.1-25.3 610 78.5 74.7-81.9
Yes 750 330 44.4 39.7-49.2 420 55.6 50.8-60.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 227 56 26.0 21.0-31.7 171 74.0 68.3-79.0
1500 - 2499 grams 472 185 40.9 36.6-45.4 287 59.1 54.6-63.4
2500+ grams 821 249 32.0 28.9-35.4 572 68.0 64.6-71.1

*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.

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