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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 SICK OR ON MEDICINE

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 330 284 91.9 88.0-94.6 46 8.1 5.4-12.0
Age
< 20 years 52 47 97.9 94.7-99.2 5 2.1 0.8- 5.3
20-24 years 85 73 89.7 79.6-95.1 12 10.3 4.9-20.4
25-34 years 144 122 90.5 83.3-94.7 22 9.5 5.3-16.7
35+ years 49 42 92.2 78.9-97.4 7 7.8 2.6-21.1
Race
White 196 167 90.4 84.5-94.2 29 9.6 5.8-15.5
Black 108 95 95.5 90.1-98.1 13 4.5 1.9- 9.9
Other 26 22 86.7 62.1-96.3 4 13.3 3.7-37.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 27 24 87.4 61.2-96.8 3 12.6 3.2-38.8
No 303 260 92.4 88.6-95.0 43 7.6 5.0-11.4
Education
< High School 80 71 90.6 79.7-96.0 9 9.4 4.0-20.3
High School 138 122 93.7 87.5-96.9 16 6.3 3.1-12.5
> High School 112 91 90.4 83.1-94.8 21 9.6 5.2-16.9
Marital Status
Married 166 138 88.4 81.7-92.9 28 11.6 7.1-18.3
Other 164 146 94.7 89.4-97.5 18 5.3 2.5-10.6
Income
14,999 or less 135 118 91.9 84.4-95.9 17 8.1 4.1-15.6
15,000-24,999 39 35 98.4 95.7-99.4 4 1.6 0.6- 4.3
25,000-49,999 54 45 88.8 76.7-95.1 9 11.2 4.9-23.3
50,000 or more 72 60 87.7 76.5-94.0 12 12.3 6.0-23.5
WIC recipient
No 139 116 87.0 78.9-92.3 23 13.0 7.7-21.1
Yes 187 165 95.3 91.1-97.5 22 4.7 2.5- 8.9
Medicaid recipient
No 107 90 88.4 79.8-93.6 17 11.6 6.4-20.2
Yes 223 194 93.5 88.9-96.3 29 6.5 3.7-11.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 142 111 78.2 70.1-84.6 31 21.8 15.4-29.9
2500+ grams 188 173 93.1 88.7-95.9 15 6.9 4.1-11.3

~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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