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2004 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I WANTED MY BODY BACK TO MYSELF

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 446 409 91.4 87.4-94.3 37 8.6 5.7-12.6
Age
< 20 years 67 63 98.9 97.2-99.6 4 1.1 0.4- 2.8
20-24 years 137 121 88.1 79.0-93.6 16 11.9 6.4-21.0
25-34 years 195 183 91.7 85.1-95.5 12 8.3 4.5-14.9
35+ years 47 42 88.7 69.2-96.5 5 11.3 3.5-30.8
Race
White 266 245 92.1 87.0-95.3 21 7.9 4.7-13.0
Black 166 151 89.5 80.9-94.5 15 10.5 5.5-19.1
Other 14 13 98.7 90.9-99.8 1 1.3 0.2- 9.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 30 29 94.8 71.1-99.3 1 5.2 0.7-28.9
No 416 380 91.1 86.8-94.1 36 8.9 5.9-13.2
Education
< High School 141 131 90.9 82.1-95.6 10 9.1 4.4-17.9
High School 155 141 91.3 83.2-95.7 14 8.7 4.3-16.8
> High School 148 135 91.9 84.7-95.8 13 8.1 4.2-15.3
Marital Status
Married 208 194 93.4 87.8-96.5 14 6.6 3.5-12.2
Other 238 215 89.7 83.1-93.9 23 10.3 6.1-16.9
Income
14,999 or less 177 162 90.1 82.4-94.7 15 9.9 5.3-17.6
15,000-24,999 75 69 92.7 81.1-97.4 6 7.3 2.6-18.9
25,000-49,999 90 81 87.1 75.7-93.6 9 12.9 6.4-24.3
50,000 or more 56 54 97.1 84.6-99.5 2 2.9 0.5-15.4
WIC recipient
No 164 154 94.7 88.8-97.6 10 5.3 2.4-11.2
Yes 277 250 89.5 83.7-93.4 27 10.5 6.6-16.3
Medicaid recipient
No 135 128 94.7 87.6-97.8 7 5.3 2.2-12.4
Yes 311 281 90.1 84.8-93.7 30 9.9 6.3-15.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 218 200 91.7 87.3-94.7 18 8.3 5.3-12.7
2500+ grams 228 209 91.4 86.9-94.5 19 8.6 5.5-13.1

#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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