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2002 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 1455 443 29.9 27.1-32.9 1012 70.1 67.1-72.9
Age
< 20 years 185 93 48.8 39.5-58.1 92 51.2 41.9-60.5
20-24 years 382 152 38.8 33.0-45.0 230 61.2 55.0-67.0
25-34 years 702 161 23.0 19.4-27.0 541 77.0 73.0-80.6
35+ years 186 37 20.2 13.9-28.3 149 79.8 71.7-86.1
Race
White 1006 257 24.8 21.7-28.1 749 75.2 71.9-78.3
Black 377 155 43.4 36.8-50.3 222 56.6 49.7-63.2
Other 72 31 44.1 31.1-58.1 41 55.9 41.9-68.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 154 24 14.5 9.1-22.5 130 85.5 77.5-90.9
No 1301 419 31.8 28.8-35.1 882 68.2 64.9-71.2
Education
< High School 326 160 47.3 40.8-54.0 166 52.7 46.0-59.2
High School 408 160 37.3 31.5-43.5 248 62.7 56.5-68.5
> High School 719 122 17.4 14.3-21.0 597 82.6 79.0-85.7
Marital Status
Married 938 201 21.6 18.6-24.9 737 78.4 75.1-81.4
Other 517 242 47.4 41.8-53.1 275 52.6 46.9-58.2
Income
15,999 or less 430 185 44.8 38.8-50.8 245 55.2 49.2-61.2
16,000-24,999 156 48 29.6 21.4-39.2 108 70.4 60.8-78.6
25,000-39,999 199 69 35.6 27.8-44.3 130 64.4 55.7-72.2
40,000 or more 530 77 13.6 10.5-17.4 453 86.4 82.6-89.5
WIC recipient
No 787 166 21.0 17.8-24.6 621 79.0 75.4-82.2
Yes 655 273 41.4 36.7-46.2 382 58.6 53.8-63.3
Medicaid recipient
No 728 134 19.5 16.3-23.2 594 80.5 76.8-83.7
Yes 727 309 41.6 37.1-46.2 418 58.4 53.8-62.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 623 206 35.8 32.1-39.6 417 64.2 60.4-67.9
2500+ grams 832 237 29.4 26.4-32.6 595 70.6 67.4-73.6

*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 20JUL04

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