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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 4 weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1391 637 44.0 40.8-47.3 754 56.0 52.7-59.2
Age
< 20 years 149 103 67.3 56.4-76.7 46 32.7 23.3-43.6
20-24 years 379 201 50.4 44.0-56.7 178 49.6 43.3-56.0
25-34 years 686 257 36.4 32.2-40.9 429 63.6 59.1-67.8
35+ years 177 76 40.3 31.5-49.8 101 59.7 50.2-68.5
Race
White 966 396 40.0 36.4-43.8 570 60.0 56.2-63.6
Black 364 217 57.4 50.3-64.2 147 42.6 35.8-49.7
Other 61 24 43.2 29.0-58.6 37 56.8 41.4-71.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 138 32 22.4 15.3-31.6 106 77.6 68.4-84.7
No 1250 605 47.2 43.7-50.7 645 52.8 49.3-56.3
Education
< High School 294 174 53.8 46.4-60.9 120 46.2 39.1-53.6
High School 411 234 56.1 49.9-62.1 177 43.9 37.9-50.1
> High School 686 229 31.9 27.8-36.3 457 68.1 63.7-72.2
Marital Status
Married 881 324 36.5 32.7-40.4 557 63.5 59.6-67.3
Other 510 313 57.9 52.1-63.5 197 42.1 36.5-47.9
Income
15,999 or less 371 220 56.2 49.5-62.6 151 43.8 37.4-50.5
16,000-24,999 185 99 52.4 43.4-61.2 86 47.6 38.8-56.6
25,000-39,999 199 88 41.2 33.0-49.8 111 58.8 50.2-67.0
40,000 or more 489 155 32.9 28.1-38.1 334 67.1 61.9-71.9
WIC recipient
No 726 251 35.4 31.3-39.8 475 64.6 60.2-68.7
Yes 658 382 53.2 48.3-58.1 276 46.8 41.9-51.7
Medicaid recipient
No 677 231 34.0 29.9-38.5 446 66.0 61.5-70.1
Yes 714 406 53.5 48.8-58.2 308 46.5 41.8-51.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 611 308 51.9 48.0-55.7 303 48.1 44.3-52.0
2500+ grams 780 329 43.3 39.9-46.9 451 56.7 53.1-60.1

*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.

This page was generated on 22MAR05

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