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2004 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 916 654 70.8 67.1-74.3 262 29.2 25.7-32.9
Age
< 20 years 81 61 84.6 73.0-91.8 20 15.4 8.2-27.0
20-24 years 233 167 71.8 64.2-78.3 66 28.2 21.7-35.8
25-34 years 497 350 68.2 63.0-73.0 147 31.8 27.0-37.0
35+ years 105 76 70.3 58.7-79.8 29 29.7 20.2-41.3
Race
White 666 478 70.0 65.7-74.0 188 30.0 26.0-34.3
Black 214 153 77.5 69.2-84.1 61 22.5 15.9-30.8
Other 36 23 55.9 36.6-73.6 13 44.1 26.4-63.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 130 90 69.8 59.8-78.1 40 30.2 21.9-40.2
No 786 564 71.1 67.0-74.8 222 28.9 25.2-33.0
Education
< High School 148 99 71.0 61.5-79.0 49 29.0 21.0-38.5
High School 249 185 75.5 68.3-81.5 64 24.5 18.5-31.7
> High School 518 370 68.3 63.2-73.0 148 31.7 27.0-36.8
Marital Status
Married 609 422 67.3 62.6-71.6 187 32.7 28.4-37.4
Other 307 232 77.1 70.6-82.5 75 22.9 17.5-29.4
Income
14,999 or less 246 178 75.9 68.5-82.0 68 24.1 18.0-31.5
15,000-24,999 144 104 70.8 60.8-79.1 40 29.2 20.9-39.2
25,000-49,999 190 130 67.9 59.5-75.3 60 32.1 24.7-40.5
50,000 or more 279 200 67.8 60.9-74.0 79 32.2 26.0-39.1
WIC recipient
No 497 340 65.1 59.9-70.0 157 34.9 30.0-40.1
Yes 414 312 77.6 72.2-82.2 102 22.4 17.8-27.8
Medicaid recipient
No 464 325 66.1 60.7-71.1 139 33.9 28.9-39.3
Yes 452 329 75.3 70.1-79.9 123 24.7 20.1-29.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 383 280 72.2 67.6-76.5 103 27.8 23.5-32.4
2500+ grams 533 374 70.7 66.7-74.5 159 29.3 25.5-33.3

*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 02OCT06

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