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2002 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 1009 458 42.2 38.6-46.0 551 57.8 54.0-61.4
Age
< 20 years 94 48 50.4 37.6-63.1 46 49.6 36.9-62.4
20-24 years 230 103 43.6 36.0-51.5 127 56.4 48.5-64.0
25-34 years 538 239 38.9 34.1-43.9 299 61.1 56.1-65.9
35+ years 147 68 47.6 38.0-57.5 79 52.4 42.5-62.0
Race
White 750 335 41.3 37.3-45.5 415 58.7 54.5-62.7
Black 218 106 46.4 37.5-55.5 112 53.6 44.5-62.5
Other 41 17 41.7 25.1-60.5 24 58.3 39.5-74.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 129 60 43.0 33.2-53.3 69 57.0 46.7-66.8
No 880 398 42.1 38.2-46.1 482 57.9 53.9-61.8
Education
< High School 169 75 41.4 32.8-50.5 94 58.6 49.5-67.2
High School 244 120 48.5 40.7-56.4 124 51.5 43.6-59.3
> High School 595 263 40.0 35.4-44.8 332 60.0 55.2-64.6
Marital Status
Married 733 319 40.5 36.3-44.8 414 59.5 55.2-63.7
Other 276 139 47.7 40.1-55.4 137 52.3 44.6-59.9
Income
15,999 or less 244 119 47.0 39.0-55.1 125 53.0 44.9-61.0
16,000-24,999 108 50 42.6 31.6-54.4 58 57.4 45.6-68.4
25,000-39,999 128 62 46.8 36.4-57.5 66 53.2 42.5-63.6
40,000 or more 452 194 39.7 34.5-45.0 258 60.3 55.0-65.5
WIC recipient
No 619 270 39.6 35.1-44.3 349 60.4 55.7-64.9
Yes 381 186 47.3 41.1-53.6 195 52.7 46.4-58.9
Medicaid recipient
No 590 258 41.0 36.4-45.8 332 59.0 54.2-63.6
Yes 419 200 44.1 38.2-50.1 219 55.9 49.9-61.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 415 212 50.7 46.0-55.4 203 49.3 44.6-54.0
2500+ grams 594 246 41.6 37.7-45.6 348 58.4 54.4-62.3

*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 20JUL04

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