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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 TOO MANY HOUSEHOLD DUTIES

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 330 295 87.0 81.5-91.1 35 13.0 8.9-18.5
Age
< 20 years 52 46 85.6 68.1-94.3 6 14.4 5.7-31.9
20-24 years 85 77 87.7 75.7-94.2 8 12.3 5.8-24.3
25-34 years 144 127 85.7 76.6-91.7 17 14.3 8.3-23.4
35+ years 49 45 92.7 77.8-97.9 4 7.3 2.1-22.2
Race
White 196 173 87.0 79.8-91.9 23 13.0 8.1-20.2
Black 108 99 87.1 76.0-93.5 9 12.9 6.5-24.0
Other 26 23 87.1 52.3-97.7 3 12.9 2.3-47.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 27 25 87.7 61.1-97.0 2 12.3 3.0-38.9
No 303 270 86.9 81.1-91.2 33 13.1 8.8-18.9
Education
< High School 80 69 86.4 72.7-93.8 11 13.6 6.2-27.3
High School 138 123 84.8 75.3-91.1 15 15.2 8.9-24.7
> High School 112 103 90.8 81.7-95.6 9 9.2 4.4-18.3
Marital Status
Married 166 151 88.8 81.2-93.5 15 11.2 6.5-18.8
Other 164 144 85.6 76.9-91.4 20 14.4 8.6-23.1
Income
14,999 or less 135 116 78.0 67.0-86.0 19 22.0 14.0-33.0
15,000-24,999 39 35 90.9 72.8-97.4 4 9.1 2.6-27.2
25,000-49,999 54 50 96.1 86.5-99.0 4 3.9 1.0-13.5
50,000 or more 72 66 93.4 83.3-97.6 6 6.6 2.4-16.7
WIC recipient
No 139 125 89.5 81.4-94.4 14 10.5 5.6-18.6
Yes 187 166 85.2 77.0-90.8 21 14.8 9.2-23.0
Medicaid recipient
No 107 99 93.1 85.2-96.9 8 6.9 3.1-14.8
Yes 223 196 84.2 76.7-89.7 27 15.8 10.3-23.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 142 130 90.1 83.2-94.4 12 9.9 5.6-16.8
2500+ grams 188 165 86.7 80.7-91.1 23 13.3 8.9-19.3

~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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