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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I WANTED MY BODY BACK TO MYSELF

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 330 297 87.4 81.9-91.5 33 12.6 8.5-18.1
Age
< 20 years 52 44 77.7 59.6-89.2 8 22.3 10.8-40.4
20-24 years 85 78 90.0 78.6-95.6 7 10.0 4.4-21.4
25-34 years 144 128 87.8 79.5-93.1 16 12.2 6.9-20.5
35+ years 49 47 96.8 83.9-99.4 2 3.2 0.6-16.1
Race
White 196 178 90.2 83.7-94.3 18 9.8 5.7-16.3
Black 108 95 82.6 70.5-90.4 13 17.4 9.6-29.5
Other 26 24 87.9 62.1-97.0 2 12.1 3.0-37.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 27 25 87.7 61.1-97.0 2 12.3 3.0-38.9
No 303 272 87.4 81.6-91.6 31 12.6 8.4-18.4
Education
< High School 80 71 85.6 71.0-93.5 9 14.4 6.5-29.0
High School 138 123 88.1 79.6-93.4 15 11.9 6.6-20.4
> High School 112 103 88.1 77.8-93.9 9 11.9 6.1-22.2
Marital Status
Married 166 153 89.9 82.7-94.3 13 10.1 5.7-17.3
Other 164 144 85.5 76.7-91.3 20 14.5 8.7-23.3
Income
14,999 or less 135 120 84.8 74.3-91.5 15 15.2 8.5-25.7
15,000-24,999 39 34 84.7 65.9-94.1 5 15.3 5.9-34.1
25,000-49,999 54 49 87.2 70.7-95.1 5 12.8 4.9-29.3
50,000 or more 72 65 89.5 77.6-95.5 7 10.5 4.5-22.4
WIC recipient
No 139 129 91.3 83.6-95.6 10 8.7 4.4-16.4
Yes 187 164 84.7 76.5-90.4 23 15.3 9.6-23.5
Medicaid recipient
No 107 97 89.4 80.3-94.5 10 10.6 5.5-19.7
Yes 223 200 86.6 79.2-91.6 23 13.4 8.4-20.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 142 132 92.9 87.0-96.2 10 7.1 3.8-13.0
2500+ grams 188 165 87.0 80.9-91.3 23 13.0 8.7-19.1

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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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