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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the quantitative sample in North Carolina (n = 389)

From: Infant feeding experiences among teen mothers in North Carolina: Findings from a mixed-methods study

Characteristic n (%)
Age at interview   
   13 1 (0.1)
   14 12 (1.8)
   15 50 (13.1)
   16 126 (30.9)
   17 200 (54.2)
Race/ethnicity   
   African American 164 (45.1)
   White 159 (34.0)
   Hispanic 52 (17.8)
   Other 14 (3.1)
Marital status   
   Married 40 (11.5)
   Not married 349 (88.5)
Baby's age at interview (months)   
   1-3 163 (44.1)
   4-6 217 (55.4)
   7-9 2 (0.6)
   Missing 7  
Previous live birth?   
   Yes 30 (8.5)
   No 348 (91.5)
   Missing 12  
Trying to get pregnant?   
   Yes 68 (20.8)
   No 317 (79.2)
   Missing 4  
Delivery paid by...*   
   Medicaid 352 (89.9)
   Income 13 (3.0)
   Insurance/HMO 46 (14.2)
   Other 8 (1.7)
WIC during pregnancy?   
   Yes 325 (85.9)
   No 62 (14.1)
   Missing 2  
Main source of prenatal care   
   Hospital clinic 65 (17.3)
   Health department clinic 139 (39.9)
   Private doctor or HMO clinic 136 (34.2)
   Other 32 (8.7)
   Missing 17  
  1. Note. All data were derived from the North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (NC PRAMS), 2000-2005 and 2007. The study sample included teens with live births who were 13 to 17 years old at the time of delivery. Teens who did not answer the breastfeeding question were excluded. Data are weighted to account for the sampling, nonresponse, and noncoverage. WIC = Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, which provides food and nutrition education for low income pregnant and postpartum women and to infants and children up to age five at nutritional risk. *Women could choose more than one option.