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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? MY BABY WAS SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 447 424 97.2 94.8-98.6 23 2.8 1.4- 5.2
Age
< 20 years 67 65 99.5 97.9-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
20-24 years 138 130 96.9 91.0-98.9 8 3.1 1.1- 9.0
25-34 years 195 186 97.4 92.7-99.1 9 2.6 0.9- 7.3
35+ years 47 43 93.3 76.9-98.3 4 6.7 1.7-23.1
Race
White 266 248 96.6 93.1-98.3 18 3.4 1.7- 6.9
Black 167 162 98.1 92.3-99.6 5 1.9 0.4- 7.7
Other 14 14 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 30 27 93.6 73.4-98.7 3 6.4 1.3-26.6
No 417 397 97.6 95.2-98.8 20 2.4 1.2- 4.8
Education
< High School 141 133 97.5 92.1-99.3 8 2.5 0.7- 7.9
High School 156 147 98.0 94.3-99.3 9 2.0 0.7- 5.7
> High School 148 142 96.0 89.3-98.6 6 4.0 1.4-10.7
Marital Status
Married 208 195 96.0 91.4-98.2 13 4.0 1.8- 8.6
Other 239 229 98.3 95.1-99.4 10 1.7 0.6- 4.9
Income
14,999 or less 178 173 97.4 91.5-99.2 5 2.6 0.8- 8.5
15,000-24,999 75 66 94.2 85.5-97.8 9 5.8 2.2-14.5
25,000-49,999 90 87 99.4 98.2-99.8 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8
50,000 or more 56 53 96.7 85.3-99.3 3 3.3 0.7-14.7
WIC recipient
No 164 155 97.3 92.9-99.0 9 2.7 1.0- 7.1
Yes 278 264 97.2 93.6-98.8 14 2.8 1.2- 6.4
Medicaid recipient
No 135 127 96.6 91.1-98.8 8 3.4 1.2- 8.9
Yes 312 297 97.5 94.3-98.9 15 2.5 1.1- 5.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 218 200 91.8 87.4-94.7 18 8.2 5.3-12.6
2500+ grams 229 224 97.8 94.8-99.1 5 2.2 0.9- 5.2

#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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