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2005 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 662 403 59.7 55.0-64.2 259 40.3 35.8-45.0
Age
< 20 years 47 28 65.0 45.1-80.8 19 35.0 19.2-54.9
20-24 years 158 104 69.1 59.1-77.6 54 30.9 22.4-40.9
25-34 years 348 209 56.5 50.2-62.6 139 43.5 37.4-49.8
35+ years 109 62 54.9 43.3-66.0 47 45.1 34.0-56.7
Race
White 519 318 59.8 54.6-64.8 201 40.2 35.2-45.4
Black 117 67 61.3 48.7-72.6 50 38.7 27.4-51.3
Other 26 18 51.0 29.0-72.6 8 49.0 27.4-71.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 99 72 67.7 56.1-77.5 27 32.3 22.5-43.9
No 563 331 57.7 52.5-62.7 232 42.3 37.3-47.5
Education
< High School 105 73 67.6 55.9-77.4 32 32.4 22.6-44.1
High School 167 103 57.3 47.1-66.9 64 42.7 33.1-52.9
> High School 388 226 58.0 51.9-63.7 162 42.0 36.3-48.1
Marital Status
Married 466 280 58.7 53.3-63.9 186 41.3 36.1-46.7
Other 196 123 62.0 52.5-70.7 73 38.0 29.3-47.5
Income
14,999 or less 162 102 62.5 52.5-71.6 60 37.5 28.4-47.5
15,000-24,999 99 70 73.5 61.0-83.1 29 26.5 16.9-39.0
25,000-49,999 120 66 53.8 43.3-64.0 54 46.2 36.0-56.7
50,000 or more 229 131 53.7 45.9-61.3 98 46.3 38.7-54.1
WIC recipient
No 406 230 53.5 47.7-59.3 176 46.5 40.7-52.3
Yes 253 173 70.5 62.7-77.2 80 29.5 22.8-37.3
Medicaid recipient
No 356 204 55.6 49.4-61.6 152 44.4 38.4-50.6
Yes 306 199 64.7 57.4-71.3 107 35.3 28.7-42.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 285 182 63.7 58.0-69.0 103 36.3 31.0-42.0
2500+ grams 377 221 59.4 54.3-64.2 156 40.6 35.8-45.7

*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.

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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.

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