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2007 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 1566 771 49.1 46.0-52.2 795 50.9 47.8-54.0
Age
< 20 years 177 119 67.8 58.5-75.9 58 32.2 24.1-41.5
20-24 years 379 208 52.5 46.2-58.7 171 47.5 41.3-53.8
25-34 years 793 352 45.0 40.7-49.4 441 55.0 50.6-59.3
35+ years 217 92 40.1 32.4-48.4 125 59.9 51.6-67.6
Race
White 1084 491 45.4 41.9-49.1 593 54.6 50.9-58.1
Black 415 246 59.9 53.3-66.2 169 40.1 33.8-46.7
Other 67 34 51.2 36.9-65.4 33 48.8 34.6-63.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 195 66 35.3 28.0-43.4 129 64.7 56.6-72.0
No 1368 704 51.7 48.4-55.1 664 48.3 44.9-51.6
Education
< High School 305 176 54.4 47.3-61.3 129 45.6 38.7-52.7
High School 427 267 63.7 57.8-69.2 160 36.3 30.8-42.2
> High School 829 328 38.7 34.7-42.9 501 61.3 57.1-65.3
Marital Status
Married 960 396 41.0 37.3-44.8 564 59.0 55.2-62.7
Other 606 375 60.7 55.5-65.6 231 39.3 34.4-44.5
Income
14,999 or less 418 271 64.1 58.0-69.8 147 35.9 30.2-42.0
15,000-24,999 239 124 47.8 39.8-55.9 115 52.2 44.1-60.2
25,000-49,999 297 150 51.8 44.7-58.8 147 48.2 41.2-55.3
50,000 or more 518 178 34.7 29.8-39.8 340 65.3 60.2-70.2
WIC recipient
No 891 354 38.1 34.2-42.1 537 61.9 57.9-65.8
Yes 663 411 62.4 57.6-66.9 252 37.6 33.1-42.4
Medicaid recipient
No 750 280 37.4 33.2-41.7 470 62.6 58.3-66.8
Yes 816 491 59.0 54.6-63.2 325 41.0 36.8-45.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 699 364 53.5 49.8-57.1 335 46.5 42.9-50.2
2500+ grams 867 407 48.7 45.3-52.0 460 51.3 48.0-54.7

*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.

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