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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 8 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 953 572 57.9 54.0-61.7 381 42.1 38.3-46.0
Age
< 20 years 73 51 66.6 50.4-79.7 22 33.4 20.3-49.6
20-24 years 235 149 64.6 56.7-71.8 86 35.4 28.2-43.3
25-34 years 525 310 56.0 50.9-61.0 215 44.0 39.0-49.1
35+ years 120 62 47.4 36.7-58.3 58 52.6 41.7-63.3
Race
White 725 431 57.4 53.0-61.6 294 42.6 38.4-47.0
Black 188 113 58.8 49.0-67.9 75 41.2 32.1-51.0
Other 40 28 63.7 44.3-79.5 12 36.3 20.5-55.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 118 65 52.5 42.1-62.8 53 47.5 37.2-57.9
No 832 506 59.1 54.9-63.2 326 40.9 36.8-45.1
Education
< High School 154 89 55.4 45.6-64.8 65 44.6 35.2-54.4
High School 251 179 73.4 65.9-79.7 72 26.6 20.3-34.1
> High School 548 304 51.5 46.5-56.5 244 48.5 43.5-53.5
Marital Status
Married 689 402 56.2 51.7-60.6 287 43.8 39.4-48.3
Other 264 170 62.2 54.4-69.4 94 37.8 30.6-45.6
Income
15,999 or less 206 141 67.3 58.6-74.9 65 32.7 25.1-41.4
16,000-24,999 113 64 52.5 41.3-63.4 49 47.5 36.6-58.7
25,000-39,999 140 78 49.4 39.2-59.6 62 50.6 40.4-60.8
40,000 or more 408 236 56.5 50.7-62.1 172 43.5 37.9-49.3
WIC recipient
No 579 331 55.2 50.2-60.0 248 44.8 40.0-49.8
Yes 370 238 61.5 55.1-67.5 132 38.5 32.5-44.9
Medicaid recipient
No 550 323 56.6 51.6-61.5 227 43.4 38.5-48.4
Yes 403 249 59.6 53.4-65.5 154 40.4 34.5-46.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 388 248 63.7 58.9-68.3 140 36.3 31.7-41.1
2500+ grams 565 324 57.5 53.3-61.5 241 42.5 38.5-46.7

*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 24MAR05

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