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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 WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 454 353 75.6 70.1-80.3 101 24.4 19.7-29.9
Age
< 20 years 79 53 66.6 51.6-78.8 26 33.4 21.2-48.4
20-24 years 147 123 82.8 73.5-89.3 24 17.2 10.7-26.5
25-34 years 170 129 73.0 63.8-80.5 41 27.0 19.5-36.2
35+ years 58 48 78.5 61.1-89.5 10 21.5 10.5-38.9
Race
White 247 197 79.8 73.0-85.2 50 20.2 14.8-27.0
Black 185 140 71.1 61.0-79.5 45 28.9 20.5-39.0
Other 22 16 56.6 31.6-78.7 6 43.4 21.3-68.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 25 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 429 328 73.6 67.7-78.7 101 26.4 21.3-32.3
Education
< High School 147 122 81.1 71.2-88.1 25 18.9 11.9-28.8
High School 169 125 70.8 61.3-78.7 44 29.2 21.3-38.7
> High School 137 105 75.9 65.6-83.9 32 24.1 16.1-34.4
Marital Status
Married 208 163 77.7 70.0-83.9 45 22.3 16.1-30.0
Other 246 190 73.5 65.3-80.3 56 26.5 19.7-34.7
Income
15,999 or less 170 137 81.5 72.5-88.1 33 18.5 11.9-27.5
16,000-24,999 73 61 82.2 68.2-90.9 12 17.8 9.1-31.8
25,000-39,999 60 41 65.6 49.6-78.7 19 34.4 21.3-50.4
40,000 or more 85 57 67.1 53.9-78.1 28 32.9 21.9-46.1
WIC recipient
No 151 111 69.4 59.6-77.7 40 30.6 22.3-40.4
Yes 296 236 79.0 72.1-84.6 60 21.0 15.4-27.9
Medicaid recipient
No 135 99 71.5 61.3-79.8 36 28.5 20.2-38.7
Yes 319 254 77.3 70.6-82.9 65 22.7 17.1-29.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 225 181 80.7 75.2-85.2 44 19.3 14.8-24.8
2500+ grams 229 172 75.0 69.0-80.3 57 25.0 19.7-31.0

*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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