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2008 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 975 443 43.2 39.7-46.7 532 56.8 53.3-60.3
Age
< 20 years 80 44 60.4 47.6-71.9 36 39.6 28.1-52.4
20-24 years 199 88 43.2 35.4-51.2 111 56.8 48.8-64.6
25-34 years 530 241 42.0 37.4-46.8 289 58.0 53.2-62.6
35+ years 166 70 37.9 30.1-46.3 96 62.1 53.7-69.9
Race
White 737 319 41.1 37.2-45.1 418 58.9 54.9-62.8
Black 190 101 52.6 44.0-61.1 89 47.4 38.9-56.0
Other 48 23 46.2 30.9-62.2 25 53.8 37.8-69.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 155 60 38.5 30.4-47.4 95 61.5 52.6-69.6
No 819 383 44.3 40.5-48.1 436 55.7 51.9-59.5
Education
< High School 151 61 40.8 32.2-49.9 90 59.2 50.1-67.8
High School 219 116 53.0 45.3-60.6 103 47.0 39.4-54.7
> High School 602 265 40.1 35.9-44.5 337 59.9 55.5-64.1
Marital Status
Married 654 287 41.1 37.0-45.3 367 58.9 54.7-63.0
Other 321 156 47.2 40.9-53.6 165 52.8 46.4-59.1
Income
14,999 or less 213 111 49.7 41.8-57.6 102 50.3 42.4-58.2
15,000-24,999 117 54 47.4 37.3-57.7 63 52.6 42.3-62.7
25,000-49,999 200 85 41.6 34.4-49.2 115 58.4 50.8-65.6
50,000 or more 374 167 41.1 35.8-46.7 207 58.9 53.3-64.2
WIC recipient
No 595 261 41.2 36.9-45.6 334 58.8 54.4-63.1
Yes 371 176 45.8 40.0-51.6 195 54.2 48.4-60.0
Medicaid recipient
No 528 234 42.0 37.5-46.7 294 58.0 53.3-62.5
Yes 447 209 44.4 39.2-49.8 238 55.6 50.2-60.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 303 163 53.5 47.9-59.0 140 46.5 41.0-52.1
2500+ grams 672 280 42.3 38.6-46.1 392 57.7 53.9-61.4

*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.

#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 20MAY10

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