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2007 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 1566 375 24.4 21.8-27.2 1191 75.6 72.8-78.2
Age
< 20 years 177 57 33.8 25.6-43.2 120 66.2 56.8-74.4
20-24 years 379 108 27.7 22.4-33.8 271 72.3 66.2-77.6
25-34 years 793 165 21.8 18.4-25.7 628 78.2 74.3-81.6
35+ years 217 45 18.6 13.0-26.0 172 81.4 74.0-87.0
Race
White 1084 213 20.5 17.7-23.6 871 79.5 76.4-82.3
Black 415 144 35.4 29.3-41.9 271 64.6 58.1-70.7
Other 67 18 30.2 18.4-45.4 49 69.8 54.6-81.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 195 21 10.6 6.6-16.8 174 89.4 83.2-93.4
No 1368 353 27.0 24.1-30.1 1015 73.0 69.9-75.9
Education
< High School 305 100 29.7 23.6-36.5 205 70.3 63.5-76.4
High School 427 150 36.6 31.0-42.5 277 63.4 57.5-69.0
> High School 829 125 15.3 12.5-18.6 704 84.7 81.4-87.5
Marital Status
Married 960 177 19.5 16.6-22.8 783 80.5 77.2-83.4
Other 606 198 31.4 26.8-36.3 408 68.6 63.7-73.2
Income
14,999 or less 418 154 35.8 30.1-42.0 264 64.2 58.0-69.9
15,000-24,999 239 60 25.3 18.9-32.9 179 74.7 67.1-81.1
25,000-49,999 297 67 24.3 18.6-31.0 230 75.7 69.0-81.4
50,000 or more 518 69 13.2 10.1-17.2 449 86.8 82.8-89.9
WIC recipient
No 891 159 17.1 14.3-20.5 732 82.9 79.5-85.7
Yes 663 213 33.1 28.7-37.8 450 66.9 62.2-71.3
Medicaid recipient
No 750 117 15.6 12.6-19.1 633 84.4 80.9-87.4
Yes 816 258 31.8 27.9-36.1 558 68.2 63.9-72.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 699 176 26.6 23.5-30.0 523 73.4 70.0-76.5
2500+ grams 867 199 24.2 21.4-27.2 668 75.8 72.8-78.6

*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? (Mothers who are currently breastfeeding are not included in this table)

#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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