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2008 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 975 564 54.9 51.4-58.4 411 45.1 41.6-48.6
Age
< 20 years 80 57 74.8 62.4-84.2 23 25.2 15.8-37.6
20-24 years 199 118 57.3 49.2-65.1 81 42.7 34.9-50.8
25-34 years 530 295 51.5 46.7-56.2 235 48.5 43.8-53.3
35+ years 166 94 52.8 44.3-61.1 72 47.2 38.9-55.7
Race
White 737 417 53.4 49.4-57.3 320 46.6 42.7-50.6
Black 190 121 64.2 55.6-72.0 69 35.8 28.0-44.4
Other 48 26 47.9 32.5-63.8 22 52.1 36.2-67.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 155 72 44.4 35.9-53.1 83 55.6 46.9-64.1
No 819 492 57.4 53.5-61.1 327 42.6 38.9-46.5
Education
< High School 151 78 50.4 41.4-59.4 73 49.6 40.6-58.6
High School 219 147 64.5 56.8-71.5 72 35.5 28.5-43.2
> High School 602 338 52.6 48.2-57.0 264 47.4 43.0-51.8
Marital Status
Married 654 359 52.1 47.9-56.3 295 47.9 43.7-52.1
Other 321 205 60.3 53.9-66.4 116 39.7 33.6-46.1
Income
14,999 or less 213 133 60.4 52.4-67.8 80 39.6 32.2-47.6
15,000-24,999 117 72 60.4 49.9-69.9 45 39.6 30.1-50.1
25,000-49,999 200 114 54.9 47.3-62.3 86 45.1 37.7-52.7
50,000 or more 374 212 53.1 47.5-58.6 162 46.9 41.4-52.5
WIC recipient
No 595 339 53.2 48.7-57.6 256 46.8 42.4-51.3
Yes 371 218 57.2 51.3-62.9 153 42.8 37.1-48.7
Medicaid recipient
No 528 299 53.8 49.1-58.4 229 46.2 41.6-50.9
Yes 447 265 56.1 50.8-61.4 182 43.9 38.6-49.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 303 205 67.9 62.5-72.8 98 32.1 27.2-37.5
2500+ grams 672 359 53.8 50.0-57.6 313 46.2 42.4-50.0

*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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