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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 WAS EMBARRASSED TO BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 330 301 90.2 85.1-93.7 29 9.8 6.3-14.9
Age
< 20 years 52 44 80.6 62.5-91.2 8 19.4 8.8-37.5
20-24 years 85 77 90.9 80.1-96.2 8 9.1 3.8-19.9
25-34 years 144 132 92.3 85.3-96.1 12 7.7 3.9-14.7
35+ years 49 48 96.8 80.4-99.5 1 3.2 0.5-19.6
Race
White 196 179 92.6 86.9-95.9 17 7.4 4.1-13.1
Black 108 97 84.4 72.4-91.8 11 15.6 8.2-27.6
Other 26 25 99.1 93.8-99.9 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 27 26 99.4 95.7-99.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3
No 303 275 89.2 83.6-93.1 28 10.8 6.9-16.4
Education
< High School 80 68 83.4 69.0-91.9 12 16.6 8.1-31.0
High School 138 125 89.9 81.7-94.7 13 10.1 5.3-18.3
> High School 112 108 96.3 89.6-98.7 4 3.7 1.3-10.4
Marital Status
Married 166 156 93.6 87.5-96.8 10 6.4 3.2-12.5
Other 164 145 87.5 79.1-92.8 19 12.5 7.2-20.9
Income
14,999 or less 135 115 85.8 76.3-91.9 20 14.2 8.1-23.7
15,000-24,999 39 36 91.4 72.7-97.7 3 8.6 2.3-27.3
25,000-49,999 54 51 90.0 72.9-96.8 3 10.0 3.2-27.1
50,000 or more 72 70 97.8 89.0-99.6 2 2.2 0.4-11.0
WIC recipient
No 139 135 96.9 91.3-99.0 4 3.1 1.0- 8.7
Yes 187 162 85.5 77.6-91.0 25 14.5 9.0-22.4
Medicaid recipient
No 107 103 95.6 87.5-98.5 4 4.4 1.5-12.5
Yes 223 198 87.7 80.8-92.4 25 12.3 7.6-19.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 142 130 90.9 84.6-94.8 12 9.1 5.2-15.4
2500+ grams 188 171 90.1 84.5-93.9 17 9.9 6.1-15.5

~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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