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2006 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 949 534 53.4 49.4-57.5 415 46.6 42.5-50.6
Age
< 20 years 77 46 53.5 38.7-67.8 31 46.5 32.2-61.3
20-24 years 198 109 57.1 48.4-65.4 89 42.9 34.6-51.6
25-34 years 512 280 51.6 46.2-57.0 232 48.4 43.0-53.8
35+ years 162 99 54.5 44.3-64.3 63 45.5 35.7-55.7
Race
White 740 413 51.4 46.9-55.9 327 48.6 44.1-53.1
Black 161 89 56.2 46.0-65.9 72 43.8 34.1-54.0
Other 48 32 76.4 59.4-87.7 16 23.6 12.3-40.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 143 73 53.2 43.0-63.1 70 46.8 36.9-57.0
No 806 461 53.5 49.1-57.9 345 46.5 42.1-50.9
Education
< High School 128 64 51.2 40.3-62.0 64 48.8 38.0-59.7
High School 237 140 56.5 48.1-64.5 97 43.5 35.5-51.9
> High School 583 330 53.0 48.0-58.0 253 47.0 42.0-52.0
Marital Status
Married 683 389 53.6 48.9-58.2 294 46.4 41.8-51.1
Other 266 145 53.2 45.3-60.8 121 46.8 39.2-54.7
Income
14,999 or less 199 104 51.7 42.6-60.6 95 48.3 39.4-57.4
15,000-24,999 130 68 50.5 39.5-61.5 62 49.5 38.5-60.5
25,000-49,999 195 112 52.3 43.5-61.0 83 47.7 39.0-56.5
50,000 or more 355 206 54.0 47.6-60.2 149 46.0 39.8-52.4
WIC recipient
No 583 333 53.6 48.5-58.7 250 46.4 41.3-51.5
Yes 359 197 52.9 46.2-59.4 162 47.1 40.6-53.8
Medicaid recipient
No 543 314 54.5 49.3-59.7 229 45.5 40.3-50.7
Yes 406 220 52.2 45.9-58.5 186 47.8 41.5-54.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 408 248 59.5 54.5-64.4 160 40.5 35.6-45.5
2500+ grams 541 286 52.9 48.6-57.3 255 47.1 42.7-51.4

*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.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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