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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Prevalence of Breastfeeding Initiation.*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1391 437 30.1 27.1-33.2 954 69.9 66.8-72.9
Age
< 20 years 149 76 52.8 42.0-63.4 73 47.2 36.6-58.0
20-24 years 379 142 35.4 29.6-41.6 237 64.6 58.4-70.4
25-34 years 686 163 23.0 19.3-27.0 523 77.0 73.0-80.7
35+ years 177 56 27.5 20.0-36.6 121 72.5 63.4-80.0
Race
White 966 239 24.8 21.6-28.3 727 75.2 71.7-78.4
Black 364 177 46.1 39.2-53.2 187 53.9 46.8-60.8
Other 61 21 37.4 24.0-53.2 40 62.6 46.8-76.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 138 19 14.0 8.5-22.2 119 86.0 77.8-91.5
No 1250 418 32.4 29.2-35.8 832 67.6 64.2-70.8
Education
< High School 294 139 43.1 36.0-50.4 155 56.9 49.6-64.0
High School 411 164 39.7 33.8-45.8 247 60.3 54.2-66.2
> High School 686 134 18.1 14.8-21.9 552 81.9 78.1-85.2
Marital Status
Married 881 197 22.5 19.3-26.0 684 77.5 74.0-80.7
Other 510 240 44.1 38.5-49.8 270 55.9 50.2-61.5
Income
15,999 or less 371 165 41.5 35.1-48.1 206 58.5 51.9-64.9
16,000-24,999 185 70 37.4 29.1-46.5 115 62.6 53.5-70.9
25,000-39,999 199 59 30.4 23.0-38.8 140 69.6 61.2-77.0
40,000 or more 489 83 16.8 13.2-21.2 406 83.2 78.8-86.8
WIC recipient
No 726 148 20.9 17.4-24.7 578 79.1 75.3-82.6
Yes 658 285 39.9 35.2-44.7 373 60.1 55.3-64.8
Medicaid recipient
No 677 130 18.7 15.4-22.6 547 81.3 77.4-84.6
Yes 714 307 40.9 36.3-45.6 407 59.1 54.4-63.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 611 218 37.5 33.7-41.3 393 62.5 58.7-66.3
2500+ grams 780 219 29.5 26.3-32.8 561 70.5 67.2-73.7

*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 22MAR05

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