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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding at 8 Weeks After Delivery*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1391 772 52.9 49.7-56.2 619 47.1 43.8-50.3
Age
< 20 years 149 122 80.0 69.8-87.4 27 20.0 12.6-30.2
20-24 years 379 240 61.2 54.9-67.2 139 38.8 32.8-45.1
25-34 years 686 319 44.0 39.6-48.6 367 56.0 51.4-60.4
35+ years 177 91 47.0 37.8-56.4 86 53.0 43.6-62.2
Race
White 966 490 49.4 45.6-53.2 476 50.6 46.8-54.4
Black 364 252 65.6 58.5-72.0 112 34.4 28.0-41.5
Other 61 30 49.8 35.0-64.7 31 50.2 35.3-65.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 138 43 30.4 22.2-40.1 95 69.6 59.9-77.8
No 1250 729 56.3 52.8-59.7 521 43.7 40.3-47.2
Education
< High School 294 201 61.7 54.3-68.6 93 38.3 31.4-45.7
High School 411 282 68.9 62.9-74.2 129 31.1 25.8-37.1
> High School 686 289 38.9 34.5-43.4 397 61.1 56.6-65.5
Marital Status
Married 881 411 45.1 41.1-49.1 470 54.9 50.9-58.9
Other 510 361 67.4 61.8-72.6 149 32.6 27.4-38.2
Income
15,999 or less 371 263 67.9 61.4-73.8 108 32.1 26.2-38.6
16,000-24,999 185 108 55.4 46.4-64.1 77 44.6 35.9-53.6
25,000-39,999 199 113 50.2 41.6-58.8 86 49.8 41.2-58.4
40,000 or more 489 201 41.3 36.2-46.7 288 58.7 53.3-63.8
WIC recipient
No 726 322 42.9 38.6-47.3 404 57.1 52.7-61.4
Yes 658 445 63.9 59.0-68.5 213 36.1 31.5-41.0
Medicaid recipient
No 677 298 42.6 38.2-47.2 379 57.4 52.8-61.8
Yes 714 474 62.8 58.1-67.3 240 37.2 32.7-41.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 611 376 62.9 59.1-66.6 235 37.1 33.4-40.9
2500+ grams 780 396 52.1 48.6-55.6 384 47.9 44.4-51.4

*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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