TABLE 1

Characteristics of Study Population, N = 397

Age of mother, mean (SD), y (range: 15–44)27.2 (6.5)
Age of child, mean (SD), d (range: 2–360)114 (110)
Race/ethnicity, n (%)
 Hispanic323 (81.36)
 African American, not Hispanic66 (16.62)
 Caucasian, not Hispanic7 (1.76)
 Asian1 (0.25)
Type of insurance, n (%)
 Medicaid239 (60.20)
 CHIP104 (26.20)
 Gold Carda5 (1.26)
 Private2 (0.50)
 Unknown49 (12.34)
Method of feeding
 Breast47 (11.84)
 Bottle/formula168 (42.32)
 Both182 (45.84)
  • CHIP, Children’s Health Insurance Program.

  • a Harris County Hospital District Insurance Program.