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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I WANTED MY BODY BACK TO MYSELF

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 457 409 89.9 86.0-92.9 48 10.1 7.1-14.0
Age
< 20 years 96 85 88.5 77.2-94.6 11 11.5 5.4-22.8
20-24 years 156 145 92.4 85.5-96.2 11 7.6 3.8-14.5
25-34 years 166 148 91.0 84.1-95.1 18 9.0 4.9-15.9
35+ years 39 31 78.3 58.8-90.1 8 21.7 9.9-41.2
Race
White 267 239 90.0 84.8-93.6 28 10.0 6.4-15.2
Black 159 142 90.9 83.1-95.3 17 9.1 4.7-16.9
Other 31 28 85.2 63.1-95.1 3 14.8 4.9-36.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 26 98.5 93.9-99.6 2 1.5 0.4- 6.1
No 429 383 89.4 85.2-92.5 46 10.6 7.5-14.8
Education
< High School 167 150 90.6 83.6-94.8 17 9.4 5.2-16.4
High School 166 154 93.5 86.5-97.0 12 6.5 3.0-13.5
> High School 123 104 84.7 75.5-90.8 19 15.3 9.2-24.5
Marital Status
Married 206 184 89.3 83.1-93.4 22 10.7 6.6-16.9
Other 251 225 90.6 84.8-94.3 26 9.4 5.7-15.2
Income
15,999 or less 190 173 91.9 85.8-95.6 17 8.1 4.4-14.2
16,000-24,999 51 47 94.9 79.8-98.9 4 5.1 1.1-20.2
25,000-39,999 69 61 88.8 75.4-95.3 8 11.2 4.7-24.6
40,000 or more 80 67 81.9 69.4-90.0 13 18.1 10.0-30.6
WIC recipient
No 172 151 89.3 82.5-93.6 21 10.7 6.4-17.5
Yes 280 253 90.2 84.8-93.8 27 9.8 6.2-15.2
Medicaid recipient
No 138 120 88.0 80.2-93.0 18 12.0 7.0-19.8
Yes 319 289 91.0 86.1-94.3 30 9.0 5.7-13.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 211 188 89.0 84.0-92.5 23 11.0 7.5-16.0
2500+ grams 246 221 90.0 85.7-93.2 25 10.0 6.8-14.3

#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 23JUL04

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