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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 WAS EMBARRASSED TO BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 458 416 89.3 85.1-92.4 42 10.7 7.6-14.9
Age
< 20 years 96 90 89.8 78.1-95.6 6 10.2 4.4-21.9
20-24 years 156 141 89.7 81.9-94.3 15 10.3 5.7-18.1
25-34 years 167 149 89.2 82.0-93.7 18 10.8 6.3-18.0
35+ years 39 36 87.0 66.7-95.7 3 13.0 4.3-33.3
Race
White 268 236 88.3 82.8-92.2 32 11.7 7.8-17.2
Black 159 151 91.0 82.5-95.6 8 9.0 4.4-17.5
Other 31 29 90.3 68.6-97.5 2 9.7 2.5-31.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 26 98.7 95.1-99.7 2 1.3 0.3- 4.9
No 430 390 88.6 84.2-91.9 40 11.4 8.1-15.8
Education
< High School 167 159 95.7 89.9-98.2 8 4.3 1.8-10.1
High School 166 148 85.6 76.8-91.4 18 14.4 8.6-23.2
> High School 124 108 85.2 76.1-91.2 16 14.8 8.8-23.9
Marital Status
Married 207 182 87.2 80.8-91.7 25 12.8 8.3-19.2
Other 251 234 91.2 85.2-94.9 17 8.8 5.1-14.8
Income
15,999 or less 190 173 88.3 80.9-93.1 17 11.7 6.9-19.1
16,000-24,999 51 46 83.7 66.5-93.0 5 16.3 7.0-33.5
25,000-39,999 69 63 92.1 79.8-97.2 6 7.9 2.8-20.2
40,000 or more 80 68 85.5 73.7-92.6 12 14.5 7.4-26.3
WIC recipient
No 173 153 87.7 80.4-92.5 20 12.3 7.5-19.6
Yes 280 258 90.1 84.6-93.8 22 9.9 6.2-15.4
Medicaid recipient
No 139 117 85.3 77.2-90.8 22 14.7 9.2-22.8
Yes 319 299 91.4 86.3-94.7 20 8.6 5.3-13.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 211 197 94.2 90.6-96.5 14 5.8 3.5- 9.4
2500+ grams 247 219 88.8 84.2-92.2 28 11.2 7.8-15.8

#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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