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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? UNSPECIFIED REASON

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 454 276 63.5 57.6-69.0 178 36.5 31.0-42.4
Age
< 20 years 79 58 70.2 55.2-81.8 21 29.8 18.2-44.8
20-24 years 147 92 66.9 56.5-75.9 55 33.1 24.1-43.5
25-34 years 170 93 57.2 47.8-66.2 77 42.8 33.8-52.2
35+ years 58 33 64.0 46.3-78.6 25 36.0 21.4-53.7
Race
White 247 141 58.5 50.8-65.8 106 41.5 34.2-49.2
Black 185 116 68.9 58.9-77.3 69 31.1 22.7-41.1
Other 22 19 85.1 57.3-96.1 3 14.9 3.9-42.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 11 47.7 27.2-69.0 14 52.3 31.0-72.8
No 429 265 64.8 58.7-70.4 164 35.2 29.6-41.3
Education
< High School 147 92 65.2 54.6-74.5 55 34.8 25.5-45.4
High School 169 106 65.9 56.3-74.3 63 34.1 25.7-43.7
> High School 137 77 58.2 47.4-68.3 60 41.8 31.7-52.6
Marital Status
Married 208 121 61.1 52.8-68.9 87 38.9 31.1-47.2
Other 246 155 65.8 57.4-73.3 91 34.2 26.7-42.6
Income
15,999 or less 170 102 61.5 51.4-70.7 68 38.5 29.3-48.6
16,000-24,999 73 44 61.7 46.7-74.7 29 38.3 25.3-53.3
25,000-39,999 60 33 61.7 45.9-75.3 27 38.3 24.7-54.1
40,000 or more 85 51 61.4 48.3-73.1 34 38.6 26.9-51.7
WIC recipient
No 151 87 63.0 53.2-71.8 64 37.0 28.2-46.8
Yes 296 183 63.5 56.0-70.5 113 36.5 29.5-44.0
Medicaid recipient
No 135 79 60.3 49.8-69.8 56 39.7 30.2-50.2
Yes 319 197 64.9 57.8-71.5 122 35.1 28.5-42.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 225 129 57.8 51.4-63.9 96 42.2 36.1-48.6
2500+ grams 229 147 64.1 57.6-70.1 82 35.9 29.9-42.4

*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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