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2004 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 1496 615 40.0 36.9-43.1 881 60.0 56.9-63.1
Age
< 20 years 152 89 60.9 50.5-70.4 63 39.1 29.6-49.5
20-24 years 389 198 48.8 42.7-55.0 191 51.2 45.0-57.3
25-34 years 770 275 34.4 30.4-38.6 495 65.6 61.4-69.6
35+ years 185 53 23.5 16.9-31.6 132 76.5 68.4-83.1
Race
White 1040 382 35.4 32.0-39.0 658 64.6 61.0-68.0
Black 394 211 55.4 48.7-61.9 183 44.6 38.1-51.3
Other 62 22 37.5 24.4-52.7 40 62.5 47.3-75.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 171 36 19.9 13.8-28.0 135 80.1 72.0-86.2
No 1325 579 43.5 40.2-46.9 746 56.5 53.1-59.8
Education
< High School 299 165 48.5 41.5-55.6 134 51.5 44.4-58.5
High School 427 219 48.9 43.0-54.9 208 51.1 45.1-57.0
> High School 767 229 30.2 26.4-34.2 538 69.8 65.8-73.6
Marital Status
Married 933 303 32.3 28.8-36.0 630 67.7 64.0-71.2
Other 563 312 52.0 46.6-57.3 251 48.0 42.7-53.4
Income
14,999 or less 446 242 51.9 46.0-57.8 204 48.1 42.2-54.0
15,000-24,999 229 105 44.5 36.7-52.6 124 55.5 47.4-63.3
25,000-49,999 309 122 39.0 32.7-45.7 187 61.0 54.3-67.3
50,000 or more 402 93 23.7 19.2-29.0 309 76.3 71.0-80.8
WIC recipient
No 761 236 30.7 26.8-34.8 525 69.3 65.2-73.2
Yes 726 376 49.4 44.8-54.0 350 50.6 46.0-55.2
Medicaid recipient
No 692 199 27.8 24.0-32.0 493 72.2 68.0-76.0
Yes 804 416 49.8 45.5-54.2 388 50.2 45.8-54.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 641 289 47.1 43.3-50.9 352 52.9 49.1-56.7
2500+ grams 855 326 39.4 36.1-42.8 529 60.6 57.2-63.9

*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 02OCT06

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