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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 953 453 44.5 40.6-48.3 500 55.5 51.7-59.4
Age
< 20 years 73 39 44.6 29.9-60.3 34 55.4 39.7-70.1
20-24 years 235 116 50.0 42.1-57.9 119 50.0 42.1-57.9
25-34 years 525 249 43.2 38.3-48.3 276 56.8 51.7-61.7
35+ years 120 49 38.4 28.4-49.4 71 61.6 50.6-71.6
Race
White 725 338 43.6 39.3-47.9 387 56.4 52.1-60.7
Black 188 93 48.0 38.5-57.6 95 52.0 42.4-61.5
Other 40 22 46.9 29.2-65.3 18 53.1 34.7-70.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 118 55 41.9 32.1-52.4 63 58.1 47.6-67.9
No 832 397 45.1 41.0-49.3 435 54.9 50.7-59.0
Education
< High School 154 71 41.5 32.3-51.2 83 58.5 48.8-67.7
High School 251 145 58.2 50.3-65.7 106 41.8 34.3-49.7
> High School 548 237 39.1 34.3-44.0 311 60.9 56.0-65.7
Marital Status
Married 689 325 44.8 40.4-49.3 364 55.2 50.7-59.6
Other 264 128 43.4 36.0-51.2 136 56.6 48.8-64.0
Income
15,999 or less 206 113 50.4 41.7-59.0 93 49.6 41.0-58.3
16,000-24,999 113 54 44.9 34.2-56.1 59 55.1 43.9-65.8
25,000-39,999 140 62 36.3 27.2-46.6 78 63.7 53.4-72.8
40,000 or more 408 180 42.8 37.2-48.6 228 57.2 51.4-62.8
WIC recipient
No 579 263 43.0 38.2-47.9 316 57.0 52.1-61.8
Yes 370 188 46.4 40.2-52.8 182 53.6 47.2-59.8
Medicaid recipient
No 550 253 43.6 38.7-48.6 297 56.4 51.4-61.3
Yes 403 200 45.6 39.5-51.8 203 54.4 48.2-60.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 388 206 52.9 48.0-57.7 182 47.1 42.3-52.0
2500+ grams 565 247 43.9 39.8-48.0 318 56.1 52.0-60.2

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 54. 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 22MAR05

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