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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 WAS EMBARRASSED TO BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 296 280 92.9 87.9-95.9 16 7.1 4.1-12.1
Age
< 20 years 46 42 88.5 70.9-96.0 4 11.5 4.0-29.1
20-24 years 81 77 93.7 82.8-97.9 4 6.3 2.1-17.2
25-34 years 136 130 94.1 85.8-97.7 6 5.9 2.3-14.2
35+ years 33 31 93.6 69.8-98.9 2 6.4 1.1-30.2
Race
White 168 157 92.9 86.3-96.5 11 7.1 3.5-13.7
Black 117 112 92.2 81.6-96.9 5 7.8 3.1-18.4
Other 11 11 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 23 91.9 59.9-98.8 1 8.1 1.2-40.1
No 272 257 93.0 87.8-96.1 15 7.0 3.9-12.2
Education
< High School 81 76 90.8 78.5-96.4 5 9.2 3.6-21.5
High School 110 104 92.4 82.2-97.0 6 7.6 3.0-17.8
> High School 105 100 95.2 86.8-98.3 5 4.8 1.7-13.2
Marital Status
Married 140 135 96.6 90.7-98.8 5 3.4 1.2- 9.3
Other 156 145 89.7 81.3-94.6 11 10.3 5.4-18.7
Income
14,999 or less 116 111 92.8 82.9-97.2 5 7.2 2.8-17.1
15,000-24,999 50 45 88.2 70.8-95.9 5 11.8 4.1-29.2
25,000-49,999 48 48 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
50,000 or more 46 42 92.6 77.1-97.9 4 7.4 2.1-22.9
WIC recipient
No 115 110 95.7 88.1-98.5 5 4.3 1.5-11.9
Yes 174 163 90.9 83.2-95.2 11 9.1 4.8-16.8
Medicaid recipient
No 85 81 96.1 87.1-98.9 4 3.9 1.1-12.9
Yes 211 199 91.8 85.2-95.6 12 8.2 4.4-14.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 140 135 96.4 91.7-98.5 5 3.6 1.5- 8.3
2500+ grams 156 145 92.6 87.1-95.9 11 7.4 4.1-12.9

~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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