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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 HAD OTHER CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE OF

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 458 335 71.4 66.0-76.3 123 28.6 23.7-34.0
Age
< 20 years 96 86 86.0 73.7-93.2 10 14.0 6.8-26.3
20-24 years 156 106 68.7 59.0-76.9 50 31.3 23.1-41.0
25-34 years 167 117 70.4 61.4-78.0 50 29.6 22.0-38.6
35+ years 39 26 55.2 35.9-73.1 13 44.8 26.9-64.1
Race
White 268 191 69.9 62.9-76.1 77 30.1 23.9-37.1
Black 159 118 72.4 62.3-80.7 41 27.6 19.3-37.7
Other 31 26 79.6 57.4-91.9 5 20.4 8.1-42.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 26 93.6 70.2-98.9 2 6.4 1.1-29.8
No 430 309 69.9 64.2-75.0 121 30.1 25.0-35.8
Education
< High School 167 129 70.8 61.4-78.7 38 29.2 21.3-38.6
High School 166 121 73.9 64.4-81.5 45 26.1 18.5-35.6
> High School 124 84 69.3 59.0-78.0 40 30.7 22.0-41.0
Marital Status
Married 207 135 65.4 57.3-72.6 72 34.6 27.4-42.7
Other 251 200 77.1 69.6-83.2 51 22.9 16.8-30.4
Income
15,999 or less 190 147 72.9 64.0-80.2 43 27.1 19.8-36.0
16,000-24,999 51 35 78.7 62.2-89.2 16 21.3 10.8-37.8
25,000-39,999 69 45 64.6 49.9-77.0 24 35.4 23.0-50.1
40,000 or more 80 52 60.8 47.4-72.8 28 39.2 27.2-52.6
WIC recipient
No 173 117 64.4 55.3-72.5 56 35.6 27.5-44.7
Yes 280 215 75.6 68.7-81.5 65 24.4 18.5-31.3
Medicaid recipient
No 139 98 70.2 60.7-78.2 41 29.8 21.8-39.3
Yes 319 237 72.1 65.3-78.0 82 27.9 22.0-34.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 211 160 75.6 69.4-80.9 51 24.4 19.1-30.6
2500+ grams 247 175 71.0 65.1-76.3 72 29.0 23.7-34.9

#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.

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