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2004 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 1496 807 50.2 47.1-53.4 689 49.8 46.6-52.9
Age
< 20 years 152 111 71.1 60.9-79.5 41 28.9 20.5-39.1
20-24 years 389 251 59.9 53.7-65.8 138 40.1 34.2-46.3
25-34 years 770 368 44.3 40.0-48.6 402 55.7 51.4-60.0
35+ years 185 77 33.7 26.0-42.3 108 66.3 57.7-74.0
Race
White 1040 514 45.6 42.0-49.2 526 54.4 50.8-58.0
Black 394 267 67.4 60.9-73.3 127 32.6 26.7-39.1
Other 62 26 41.1 27.6-56.1 36 58.9 43.9-72.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 171 51 22.8 16.3-30.9 120 77.2 69.1-83.7
No 1325 756 55.1 51.8-58.4 569 44.9 41.6-48.2
Education
< High School 299 194 55.8 48.6-62.7 105 44.2 37.3-51.4
High School 427 271 59.6 53.6-65.4 156 40.4 34.6-46.4
> High School 767 339 41.6 37.5-45.9 428 58.4 54.1-62.5
Marital Status
Married 933 430 43.4 39.7-47.3 503 56.6 52.7-60.3
Other 563 377 60.9 55.5-66.0 186 39.1 34.0-44.5
Income
14,999 or less 446 291 59.7 53.7-65.4 155 40.3 34.6-46.3
15,000-24,999 229 139 57.1 48.9-64.9 90 42.9 35.1-51.1
25,000-49,999 309 167 51.3 44.7-58.0 142 48.7 42.0-55.3
50,000 or more 402 147 34.8 29.5-40.5 255 65.2 59.5-70.5
WIC recipient
No 761 340 42.3 38.1-46.6 421 57.7 53.4-61.9
Yes 726 463 58.4 53.8-62.9 263 41.6 37.1-46.2
Medicaid recipient
No 692 295 39.6 35.3-44.0 397 60.4 56.0-64.7
Yes 804 512 58.9 54.5-63.2 292 41.1 36.8-45.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 641 396 63.7 60.1-67.3 245 36.3 32.7-39.9
2500+ grams 855 411 49.2 45.8-52.5 444 50.8 47.5-54.2

*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 04OCT06

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