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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 DID NOT LIKE BREASTFEEDING

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 454 245 52.6 46.6-58.4 209 47.4 41.6-53.4
Age
< 20 years 79 41 52.0 37.6-66.1 38 48.0 33.9-62.4
20-24 years 147 71 47.7 37.5-58.0 76 52.3 42.0-62.5
25-34 years 170 102 57.4 47.9-66.3 68 42.6 33.7-52.1
35+ years 58 31 51.0 34.0-67.7 27 49.0 32.3-66.0
Race
White 247 145 56.4 48.7-63.8 102 43.6 36.2-51.3
Black 185 90 46.8 37.0-56.8 95 53.2 43.2-63.0
Other 22 10 46.6 23.8-71.0 12 53.4 29.0-76.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 19 73.7 50.6-88.5 6 26.3 11.5-49.4
No 429 226 50.8 44.7-56.9 203 49.2 43.1-55.3
Education
< High School 147 79 56.2 45.6-66.2 68 43.8 33.8-54.4
High School 169 85 48.4 39.0-58.0 84 51.6 42.0-61.0
> High School 137 80 54.1 43.4-64.5 57 45.9 35.5-56.6
Marital Status
Married 208 120 53.1 44.7-61.3 88 46.9 38.7-55.3
Other 246 125 52.1 43.7-60.4 121 47.9 39.6-56.3
Income
15,999 or less 170 91 55.7 45.7-65.2 79 44.3 34.8-54.3
16,000-24,999 73 38 52.8 38.3-66.9 35 47.2 33.1-61.7
25,000-39,999 60 37 49.5 34.4-64.8 23 50.5 35.2-65.6
40,000 or more 85 48 52.6 39.7-65.1 37 47.4 34.9-60.3
WIC recipient
No 151 92 53.8 44.0-63.4 59 46.2 36.6-56.0
Yes 296 148 51.3 43.7-58.7 148 48.7 41.3-56.3
Medicaid recipient
No 135 79 55.5 45.1-65.4 56 44.5 34.6-54.9
Yes 319 166 51.3 44.1-58.4 153 48.7 41.6-55.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 225 126 54.3 47.9-60.6 99 45.7 39.4-52.1
2500+ grams 229 119 52.4 45.9-58.8 110 47.6 41.2-54.1

*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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