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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 HAD OTHER CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE OF

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 454 335 74.2 68.7-79.1 119 25.8 20.9-31.3
Age
< 20 years 79 70 91.0 79.1-96.5 9 9.0 3.5-20.9
20-24 years 147 93 62.6 52.1-72.1 54 37.4 27.9-47.9
25-34 years 170 124 73.4 64.3-80.8 46 26.6 19.2-35.7
35+ years 58 48 83.7 66.7-93.0 10 16.3 7.0-33.3
Race
White 247 174 73.6 66.4-79.7 73 26.4 20.3-33.6
Black 185 146 77.3 67.7-84.7 39 22.7 15.3-32.3
Other 22 15 62.8 36.6-83.1 7 37.2 16.9-63.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 23 94.5 73.5-99.1 2 5.5 0.9-26.5
No 429 312 72.6 66.8-77.7 117 27.4 22.3-33.2
Education
< High School 147 104 75.6 65.7-83.4 43 24.4 16.6-34.3
High School 169 126 72.8 63.4-80.5 43 27.2 19.5-36.6
> High School 137 104 74.7 64.2-82.9 33 25.3 17.1-35.8
Marital Status
Married 208 147 68.6 60.2-75.8 61 31.4 24.2-39.8
Other 246 188 79.7 72.2-85.5 58 20.3 14.5-27.8
Income
15,999 or less 170 119 70.8 61.1-79.0 51 29.2 21.0-38.9
16,000-24,999 73 50 67.7 52.6-79.8 23 32.3 20.2-47.4
25,000-39,999 60 43 69.0 53.1-81.4 17 31.0 18.6-46.9
40,000 or more 85 62 74.8 61.9-84.5 23 25.2 15.5-38.1
WIC recipient
No 151 109 72.2 62.7-80.2 42 27.8 19.8-37.3
Yes 296 219 74.6 67.6-80.6 77 25.4 19.4-32.4
Medicaid recipient
No 135 99 74.3 64.3-82.3 36 25.7 17.7-35.7
Yes 319 236 74.2 67.4-80.0 83 25.8 20.0-32.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 225 165 73.5 67.5-78.8 60 26.5 21.2-32.5
2500+ grams 229 170 74.3 68.2-79.6 59 25.7 20.4-31.8

*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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