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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 SICK OR ON MEDICINE

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 298 244 88.8 83.9-92.4 54 11.2 7.6-16.1
Age
< 20 years 46 41 97.7 94.4-99.0 5 2.3 1.0- 5.6
20-24 years 82 79 97.3 87.8-99.4 3 2.7 0.6-12.2
25-34 years 136 104 82.4 73.1-88.9 32 17.6 11.1-26.9
35+ years 34 20 72.7 49.3-87.9 14 27.3 12.1-50.7
Race
White 169 142 89.6 83.4-93.7 27 10.4 6.3-16.6
Black 118 92 86.4 76.4-92.6 26 13.6 7.4-23.6
Other 11 10 98.5 89.6-99.8 1 1.5 0.2-10.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 23 99.4 95.7-99.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3
No 274 221 87.9 82.6-91.8 53 12.1 8.2-17.4
Education
< High School 81 71 93.5 83.9-97.5 10 6.5 2.5-16.1
High School 111 90 90.5 82.4-95.1 21 9.5 4.9-17.6
> High School 106 83 83.5 73.2-90.4 23 16.5 9.6-26.8
Marital Status
Married 141 111 86.0 78.0-91.4 30 14.0 8.6-22.0
Other 157 133 91.2 84.3-95.2 24 8.8 4.8-15.7
Income
14,999 or less 117 102 91.5 83.0-96.0 15 8.5 4.0-17.0
15,000-24,999 50 38 84.4 67.3-93.4 12 15.6 6.6-32.7
25,000-49,999 49 37 87.8 74.2-94.8 12 12.2 5.2-25.8
50,000 or more 46 34 77.7 60.3-88.9 12 22.3 11.1-39.7
WIC recipient
No 115 91 87.6 79.2-92.9 24 12.4 7.1-20.8
Yes 176 148 90.4 83.7-94.5 28 9.6 5.5-16.3
Medicaid recipient
No 86 64 80.4 68.3-88.6 22 19.6 11.4-31.7
Yes 212 180 92.0 86.7-95.3 32 8.0 4.7-13.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 141 103 73.0 65.1-79.6 38 27.0 20.4-34.9
2500+ grams 157 141 90.4 84.8-94.1 16 9.6 5.9-15.2

~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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