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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 WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 445 351 77.0 71.6-81.7 94 23.0 18.3-28.4
Age
< 20 years 67 54 83.7 69.0-92.3 13 16.3 7.7-31.0
20-24 years 136 106 77.2 67.2-84.9 30 22.8 15.1-32.8
25-34 years 195 156 75.1 66.6-82.0 39 24.9 18.0-33.4
35+ years 47 35 72.7 52.5-86.5 12 27.3 13.5-47.5
Race
White 266 214 77.0 70.1-82.8 52 23.0 17.2-29.9
Black 165 127 78.0 68.5-85.3 38 22.0 14.7-31.5
Other 14 10 66.2 33.7-88.3 4 33.8 11.7-66.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 30 29 94.8 71.1-99.3 1 5.2 0.7-28.9
No 415 322 75.2 69.5-80.2 93 24.8 19.8-30.5
Education
< High School 141 123 86.2 76.8-92.2 18 13.8 7.8-23.2
High School 155 124 80.0 70.3-87.2 31 20.0 12.8-29.7
> High School 147 102 63.7 53.7-72.6 45 36.3 27.4-46.3
Marital Status
Married 208 164 76.2 68.5-82.5 44 23.8 17.5-31.5
Other 237 187 77.8 69.8-84.1 50 22.2 15.9-30.2
Income
14,999 or less 176 150 82.9 74.3-89.1 26 17.1 10.9-25.7
15,000-24,999 75 55 73.6 59.5-84.2 20 26.4 15.8-40.5
25,000-49,999 90 58 62.6 49.6-74.1 32 37.4 25.9-50.4
50,000 or more 56 43 71.9 55.8-83.8 13 28.1 16.2-44.2
WIC recipient
No 164 124 73.3 64.1-80.8 40 26.7 19.2-35.9
Yes 276 222 79.0 72.0-84.6 54 21.0 15.4-28.0
Medicaid recipient
No 135 98 67.9 57.4-76.8 37 32.1 23.2-42.6
Yes 310 253 80.7 74.3-85.8 57 19.3 14.2-25.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 218 179 82.5 77.1-86.9 39 17.5 13.1-22.9
2500+ grams 227 172 76.5 70.5-81.5 55 23.5 18.5-29.5

#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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