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2003 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 454 419 90.4 86.1-93.4 35 9.6 6.6-13.9
Age
< 20 years 79 70 83.9 69.4-92.3 9 16.1 7.7-30.6
20-24 years 147 138 90.2 81.7-95.0 9 9.8 5.0-18.3
25-34 years 170 157 92.2 85.7-95.9 13 7.8 4.1-14.3
35+ years 58 54 95.8 83.6-99.0 4 4.2 1.0-16.4
Race
White 247 228 91.2 85.7-94.7 19 8.8 5.3-14.3
Black 185 170 88.3 79.7-93.6 15 11.7 6.4-20.3
Other 22 21 94.2 68.3-99.2 1 5.8 0.8-31.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 24 95.1 72.2-99.3 1 4.9 0.7-27.8
No 429 395 90.0 85.5-93.2 34 10.0 6.8-14.5
Education
< High School 147 136 90.4 81.7-95.1 11 9.6 4.9-18.3
High School 169 157 91.9 84.6-95.9 12 8.1 4.1-15.4
> High School 137 125 88.2 79.1-93.6 12 11.8 6.4-20.9
Marital Status
Married 208 195 93.4 88.0-96.4 13 6.6 3.6-12.0
Other 246 224 87.5 80.5-92.3 22 12.5 7.7-19.5
Income
15,999 or less 170 157 90.1 82.0-94.8 13 9.9 5.2-18.0
16,000-24,999 73 68 89.6 75.9-95.9 5 10.4 4.1-24.1
25,000-39,999 60 55 96.2 85.7-99.1 5 3.8 0.9-14.3
40,000 or more 85 76 87.6 76.6-93.9 9 12.4 6.1-23.4
WIC recipient
No 151 137 89.2 81.4-94.0 14 10.8 6.0-18.6
Yes 296 275 90.7 85.1-94.4 21 9.3 5.6-14.9
Medicaid recipient
No 135 122 89.6 81.6-94.3 13 10.4 5.7-18.4
Yes 319 297 90.7 85.3-94.3 22 9.3 5.7-14.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 225 213 94.9 91.3-97.0 12 5.1 3.0- 8.7
2500+ grams 229 206 89.9 85.2-93.2 23 10.1 6.8-14.8

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 52. How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your baby?

#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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