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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 HAD OTHER CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE OF

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 330 262 76.7 70.3-82.1 68 23.3 17.9-29.7
Age
< 20 years 52 48 89.0 71.7-96.3 4 11.0 3.7-28.3
20-24 years 85 70 78.4 64.9-87.7 15 21.6 12.3-35.1
25-34 years 144 105 71.2 61.0-79.6 39 28.8 20.4-39.0
35+ years 49 39 73.0 53.7-86.3 10 27.0 13.7-46.3
Race
White 196 152 72.5 64.0-79.7 44 27.5 20.3-36.0
Black 108 90 84.3 73.2-91.4 18 15.7 8.6-26.8
Other 26 20 74.3 45.8-90.9 6 25.7 9.1-54.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 27 25 87.7 61.1-97.0 2 12.3 3.0-38.9
No 303 237 75.5 68.8-81.2 66 24.5 18.8-31.2
Education
< High School 80 71 86.9 73.0-94.2 9 13.1 5.8-27.0
High School 138 106 74.2 63.6-82.5 32 25.8 17.5-36.4
> High School 112 85 71.9 60.8-80.8 27 28.1 19.2-39.2
Marital Status
Married 166 126 73.2 64.4-80.6 40 26.8 19.4-35.6
Other 164 136 79.5 69.9-86.7 28 20.5 13.3-30.1
Income
14,999 or less 135 108 71.6 60.1-80.8 27 28.4 19.2-39.9
15,000-24,999 39 31 80.7 60.2-92.0 8 19.3 8.0-39.8
25,000-49,999 54 44 82.1 66.7-91.4 10 17.9 8.6-33.3
50,000 or more 72 53 72.3 58.9-82.6 19 27.7 17.4-41.1
WIC recipient
No 139 103 72.0 62.0-80.2 36 28.0 19.8-38.0
Yes 187 155 79.7 70.9-86.3 32 20.3 13.7-29.1
Medicaid recipient
No 107 80 74.0 63.1-82.5 27 26.0 17.5-36.9
Yes 223 182 78.0 69.8-84.4 41 22.0 15.6-30.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 142 118 84.0 76.8-89.2 24 16.0 10.8-23.2
2500+ grams 188 144 76.1 69.1-81.9 44 23.9 18.1-30.9

~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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