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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

Exclusive Breastfeeding at 4 or more weeks*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1165 537 45.2 41.7-48.8 628 54.8 51.2-58.3
Age
< 20 years 120 61 47.0 36.0-58.4 59 53.0 41.6-64.0
20-24 years 261 115 44.2 36.9-51.7 146 55.8 48.3-63.1
25-34 years 614 269 43.4 38.6-48.4 345 56.6 51.6-61.4
35+ years 170 92 52.2 43.1-61.1 78 47.8 38.9-56.9
Race
White 846 378 42.8 38.8-46.9 468 57.2 53.1-61.2
Black 271 136 54.0 45.9-61.9 135 46.0 38.1-54.1
Other 48 23 46.3 30.0-63.3 25 53.7 36.7-70.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 160 50 34.9 27.0-43.7 110 65.1 56.3-73.0
No 1003 487 47.6 43.8-51.5 516 52.4 48.5-56.2
Education
< High School 193 76 38.6 30.6-47.3 117 61.4 52.7-69.4
High School 272 129 48.9 41.5-56.4 143 51.1 43.6-58.5
> High School 695 330 45.9 41.4-50.5 365 54.1 49.5-58.6
Marital Status
Married 770 346 43.3 39.1-47.6 424 56.7 52.4-60.9
Other 395 191 48.4 42.2-54.7 204 51.6 45.3-57.8
Income
14,999 or less 256 127 51.1 43.3-58.8 129 48.9 41.2-56.7
15,000-24,999 176 77 43.7 34.7-53.2 99 56.3 46.8-65.3
25,000-49,999 224 110 50.2 42.0-58.2 114 49.8 41.8-58.0
50,000 or more 447 201 41.2 35.8-46.8 246 58.8 53.2-64.2
WIC recipient
No 726 321 42.5 38.1-47.0 405 57.5 53.0-61.9
Yes 432 211 49.1 43.2-55.0 221 50.9 45.0-56.8
Medicaid recipient
No 624 287 44.6 39.9-49.4 337 55.4 50.6-60.1
Yes 541 250 45.9 40.6-51.2 291 54.1 48.8-59.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 502 242 47.6 43.3-51.9 260 52.4 48.1-56.7
2500+ grams 663 295 45.0 41.3-48.9 368 55.0 51.1-58.7

*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.

#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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