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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 DID NOT WANT TO BE TIED DOWN

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 297 276 94.3 90.4-96.7 21 5.7 3.3- 9.6
Age
< 20 years 46 43 96.4 85.2-99.2 3 3.6 0.8-14.8
20-24 years 82 76 97.4 91.4-99.2 6 2.6 0.8- 8.6
25-34 years 136 127 91.6 83.7-95.9 9 8.4 4.1-16.3
35+ years 33 30 93.0 70.7-98.6 3 7.0 1.4-29.3
Race
White 169 152 92.2 86.4-95.6 17 7.8 4.4-13.6
Black 117 113 97.6 89.4-99.5 4 2.4 0.5-10.6
Other 11 11 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 24 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 273 252 93.8 89.6-96.4 21 6.2 3.6-10.4
Education
< High School 81 77 98.9 97.0-99.6 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0
High School 110 104 94.1 85.9-97.7 6 5.9 2.3-14.1
> High School 106 95 90.9 82.0-95.6 11 9.1 4.4-18.0
Marital Status
Married 140 126 90.0 82.5-94.6 14 10.0 5.4-17.5
Other 157 150 98.0 93.4-99.4 7 2.0 0.6- 6.6
Income
14,999 or less 117 112 99.0 97.6-99.6 5 1.0 0.4- 2.4
15,000-24,999 50 46 90.9 76.0-97.0 4 9.1 3.0-24.0
25,000-49,999 48 43 86.6 69.8-94.8 5 13.4 5.2-30.2
50,000 or more 46 40 88.8 72.8-96.0 6 11.2 4.0-27.2
WIC recipient
No 115 104 90.0 81.7-94.8 11 10.0 5.2-18.3
Yes 175 166 97.3 92.7-99.0 9 2.7 1.0- 7.3
Medicaid recipient
No 86 78 90.7 80.4-95.9 8 9.3 4.1-19.6
Yes 211 198 95.7 91.2-97.9 13 4.3 2.1- 8.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 140 129 92.3 86.6-95.6 11 7.7 4.4-13.4
2500+ grams 157 147 94.5 90.1-97.0 10 5.5 3.0- 9.9

~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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