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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I HAD OTHER CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE OF

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 298 242 81.4 75.3-86.3 56 18.6 13.7-24.7
Age
< 20 years 46 44 95.8 79.5-99.3 2 4.2 0.7-20.5
20-24 years 82 64 82.2 70.0-90.2 18 17.8 9.8-30.0
25-34 years 136 105 74.2 64.1-82.3 31 25.8 17.7-35.9
35+ years 34 29 84.5 58.8-95.4 5 15.5 4.6-41.2
Race
White 169 134 79.1 71.0-85.4 35 20.9 14.6-29.0
Black 118 100 87.4 77.3-93.4 18 12.6 6.6-22.7
Other 11 8 60.7 22.9-89.0 3 39.3 11.0-77.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 21 85.3 57.6-96.1 3 14.7 3.9-42.4
No 274 221 81.0 74.6-86.1 53 19.0 13.9-25.4
Education
< High School 81 68 84.7 72.0-92.3 13 15.3 7.7-28.0
High School 111 85 76.1 64.8-84.6 26 23.9 15.4-35.2
> High School 106 89 83.7 73.3-90.5 17 16.3 9.5-26.7
Marital Status
Married 141 106 74.3 64.7-82.0 35 25.7 18.0-35.3
Other 157 136 87.4 79.0-92.8 21 12.6 7.2-21.0
Income
14,999 or less 117 96 81.2 70.3-88.7 21 18.8 11.3-29.7
15,000-24,999 50 39 77.2 60.0-88.5 11 22.8 11.5-40.0
25,000-49,999 49 39 83.4 67.7-92.3 10 16.6 7.7-32.3
50,000 or more 46 35 75.1 57.2-87.1 11 24.9 12.9-42.8
WIC recipient
No 115 90 78.2 67.9-85.9 25 21.8 14.1-32.1
Yes 176 147 84.1 76.0-89.8 29 15.9 10.2-24.0
Medicaid recipient
No 86 71 84.7 73.4-91.7 15 15.3 8.3-26.6
Yes 212 171 80.1 72.6-86.0 41 19.9 14.0-27.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 141 117 83.5 76.6-88.7 24 16.5 11.3-23.4
2500+ grams 157 125 81.2 74.5-86.5 32 18.8 13.5-25.5

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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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