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2004 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 1496 438 28.2 25.4-31.1 1058 71.8 68.9-74.6
Age
< 20 years 152 64 41.5 31.8-51.9 88 58.5 48.1-68.2
20-24 years 389 136 35.1 29.4-41.3 253 64.9 58.7-70.6
25-34 years 770 192 23.8 20.3-27.7 578 76.2 72.3-79.7
35+ years 185 46 18.2 12.5-25.7 139 81.8 74.3-87.5
Race
White 1040 260 23.5 20.5-26.7 780 76.5 73.3-79.5
Black 394 164 44.8 38.2-51.6 230 55.2 48.4-61.8
Other 62 14 22.3 12.2-37.2 48 77.7 62.8-87.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 171 24 13.9 8.8-21.3 147 86.1 78.7-91.2
No 1325 414 30.7 27.7-33.9 911 69.3 66.1-72.3
Education
< High School 299 135 39.2 32.6-46.3 164 60.8 53.7-67.4
High School 427 152 33.6 28.2-39.5 275 66.4 60.5-71.8
> High School 767 149 19.3 16.2-22.9 618 80.7 77.1-83.8
Marital Status
Married 933 205 21.9 18.8-25.2 728 78.1 74.8-81.2
Other 563 233 38.0 33.0-43.4 330 62.0 56.6-67.0
Income
14,999 or less 446 176 38.2 32.6-44.1 270 61.8 55.9-67.4
15,000-24,999 229 74 32.9 25.7-40.9 155 67.1 59.1-74.3
25,000-49,999 309 89 27.7 22.1-34.1 220 72.3 65.9-77.9
50,000 or more 402 56 13.6 10.1-18.1 346 86.4 81.9-89.9
WIC recipient
No 761 162 20.3 17.0-24.0 599 79.7 76.0-83.0
Yes 726 274 36.2 31.9-40.8 452 63.8 59.2-68.1
Medicaid recipient
No 692 131 18.1 15.0-21.8 561 81.9 78.2-85.0
Yes 804 307 36.4 32.2-40.7 497 63.6 59.3-67.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 641 212 35.1 31.5-38.8 429 64.9 61.2-68.5
2500+ grams 855 226 27.6 24.7-30.8 629 72.4 69.2-75.3

*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 02OCT06

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