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2008 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 1327 342 27.0 24.3-29.8 985 73.0 70.2-75.7
Age
< 20 years 137 60 45.4 36.0-55.1 77 54.6 44.9-64.0
20-24 years 310 112 37.8 31.7-44.2 198 62.2 55.8-68.3
25-34 years 672 131 20.0 16.7-23.7 541 80.0 76.3-83.3
35+ years 208 39 19.7 14.3-26.6 169 80.3 73.4-85.7
Race
White 936 191 21.0 18.2-24.1 745 79.0 75.9-81.8
Black 323 132 46.2 39.7-52.8 191 53.8 47.2-60.3
Other 68 19 30.7 19.4-45.0 49 69.3 55.0-80.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 185 21 9.7 5.9-15.5 164 90.3 84.5-94.1
No 1141 321 30.2 27.2-33.4 820 69.8 66.6-72.8
Education
< High School 255 100 39.1 32.5-46.1 155 60.9 53.9-67.5
High School 359 135 39.2 33.5-45.2 224 60.8 54.8-66.5
> High School 709 106 14.8 12.1-17.9 603 85.2 82.1-87.9
Marital Status
Married 807 147 18.4 15.6-21.7 660 81.6 78.3-84.4
Other 520 195 39.3 34.6-44.3 325 60.7 55.7-65.4
Income
14,999 or less 359 143 42.6 36.8-48.7 216 57.4 51.3-63.2
15,000-24,999 173 56 33.3 25.8-41.9 117 66.7 58.1-74.2
25,000-49,999 257 54 20.0 15.0-26.1 203 80.0 73.9-85.0
50,000 or more 433 57 13.4 10.2-17.5 376 86.6 82.5-89.8
WIC recipient
No 722 120 16.3 13.5-19.6 602 83.7 80.4-86.5
Yes 596 222 39.0 34.5-43.6 374 61.0 56.4-65.5
Medicaid recipient
No 622 91 15.3 12.4-18.8 531 84.7 81.2-87.6
Yes 705 251 36.7 32.6-40.9 454 63.3 59.1-67.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 423 117 29.0 24.9-33.5 306 71.0 66.5-75.1
2500+ grams 904 225 26.8 23.9-29.9 679 73.2 70.1-76.1

*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.

This page was generated on 20MAY10

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