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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? MY HUSBAND OR PARTNER DID NOT WANT ME TO BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 454 440 95.8 92.4-97.7 14 4.2 2.3- 7.6
Age
< 20 years 79 79 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
20-24 years 147 138 90.5 81.7-95.3 9 9.5 4.7-18.3
25-34 years 170 165 97.0 91.8-99.0 5 3.0 1.0- 8.2
35+ years 58 58 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Race
White 247 242 97.5 93.6-99.0 5 2.5 1.0- 6.4
Black 185 178 93.2 85.0-97.0 7 6.8 3.0-15.0
Other 22 20 93.5 69.8-98.9 2 6.5 1.1-30.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 24 95.1 72.2-99.3 1 4.9 0.7-27.8
No 429 416 95.8 92.3-97.8 13 4.2 2.2- 7.7
Education
< High School 147 144 97.6 91.4-99.3 3 2.4 0.7- 8.6
High School 169 163 94.4 87.4-97.6 6 5.6 2.4-12.6
> High School 137 132 95.6 88.0-98.5 5 4.4 1.5-12.0
Marital Status
Married 208 200 95.1 89.6-97.7 8 4.9 2.3-10.4
Other 246 240 96.5 91.2-98.6 6 3.5 1.4- 8.8
Income
15,999 or less 170 162 92.9 85.5-96.7 8 7.1 3.3-14.5
16,000-24,999 73 71 96.7 82.3-99.5 2 3.3 0.5-17.7
25,000-39,999 60 59 97.3 83.4-99.6 1 2.7 0.4-16.6
40,000 or more 85 82 96.2 86.7-99.0 3 3.8 1.0-13.3
WIC recipient
No 151 147 97.8 92.6-99.4 4 2.2 0.6- 7.4
Yes 296 286 94.5 89.5-97.2 10 5.5 2.8-10.5
Medicaid recipient
No 135 131 96.4 89.7-98.8 4 3.6 1.2-10.3
Yes 319 309 95.5 91.1-97.8 10 4.5 2.2- 8.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 225 221 98.3 95.6-99.3 4 1.7 0.7- 4.4
2500+ grams 229 219 95.5 91.8-97.6 10 4.5 2.4- 8.2

*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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