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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 DID NOT WANT TO BE TIED DOWN

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 458 386 83.0 78.1-86.9 72 17.0 13.1-21.9
Age
< 20 years 96 80 84.5 72.2-91.9 16 15.5 8.1-27.8
20-24 years 156 138 86.3 77.9-91.8 18 13.7 8.2-22.1
25-34 years 167 138 82.4 74.2-88.4 29 17.6 11.6-25.8
35+ years 39 30 68.5 48.0-83.7 9 31.5 16.3-52.0
Race
White 268 235 87.6 82.0-91.7 33 12.4 8.3-18.0
Black 159 123 72.4 62.1-80.8 36 27.6 19.2-37.9
Other 31 28 89.8 68.7-97.2 3 10.2 2.8-31.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 27 99.5 96.8-99.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
No 430 359 81.8 76.7-86.0 71 18.2 14.0-23.3
Education
< High School 167 144 83.5 74.9-89.6 23 16.5 10.4-25.1
High School 166 141 84.9 76.3-90.7 25 15.1 9.3-23.7
> High School 124 100 79.8 70.2-86.9 24 20.2 13.1-29.8
Marital Status
Married 207 176 84.6 77.8-89.6 31 15.4 10.4-22.2
Other 251 210 81.4 74.2-87.0 41 18.6 13.0-25.8
Income
15,999 or less 190 170 85.6 77.7-91.0 20 14.4 9.0-22.3
16,000-24,999 51 42 87.3 71.4-95.0 9 12.7 5.0-28.6
25,000-39,999 69 53 78.6 64.3-88.2 16 21.4 11.8-35.7
40,000 or more 80 66 77.9 64.9-87.1 14 22.1 12.9-35.1
WIC recipient
No 173 144 82.1 74.1-88.1 29 17.9 11.9-25.9
Yes 280 237 83.2 76.8-88.2 43 16.8 11.8-23.2
Medicaid recipient
No 139 116 82.2 73.6-88.5 23 17.8 11.5-26.4
Yes 319 270 83.3 77.2-88.1 49 16.7 11.9-22.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 211 181 85.8 80.5-89.8 30 14.2 10.2-19.5
2500+ grams 247 205 82.7 77.4-86.9 42 17.3 13.1-22.6

#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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