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2007 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 392 296 74.3 68.4-79.4 96 25.7 20.6-31.6
Age
< 20 years 61 53 86.0 71.5-93.7 8 14.0 6.3-28.5
20-24 years 111 84 74.6 62.9-83.5 27 25.4 16.5-37.1
25-34 years 175 124 69.7 60.5-77.6 51 30.3 22.4-39.5
35+ years 45 35 73.6 53.6-87.1 10 26.4 12.9-46.4
Race
White 228 168 73.6 66.1-79.9 60 26.4 20.1-33.9
Black 144 113 75.6 64.6-83.9 31 24.4 16.1-35.4
Other 20 15 74.7 46.5-91.0 5 25.3 9.0-53.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 26 23 92.6 69.4-98.6 3 7.4 1.4-30.6
No 365 272 72.5 66.3-78.0 93 27.5 22.0-33.7
Education
< High School 107 81 71.6 59.1-81.5 26 28.4 18.5-40.9
High School 153 113 73.9 64.3-81.6 40 26.1 18.4-35.7
> High School 132 102 77.2 67.2-84.8 30 22.8 15.2-32.8
Marital Status
Married 188 136 71.9 63.5-79.0 52 28.1 21.0-36.5
Other 204 160 76.4 67.9-83.3 44 23.6 16.7-32.1
Income
14,999 or less 158 122 75.9 66.1-83.6 36 24.1 16.4-33.9
15,000-24,999 62 43 71.5 55.4-83.5 19 28.5 16.5-44.6
25,000-49,999 67 46 66.0 51.0-78.4 21 34.0 21.6-49.0
50,000 or more 74 61 80.6 67.4-89.3 13 19.4 10.7-32.6
WIC recipient
No 167 130 76.8 67.7-83.9 37 23.2 16.1-32.3
Yes 220 162 72.9 64.9-79.6 58 27.1 20.4-35.1
Medicaid recipient
No 125 97 77.8 67.5-85.5 28 22.2 14.5-32.5
Yes 267 199 72.8 65.5-79.0 68 27.2 21.0-34.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 185 144 78.6 72.3-83.7 41 21.4 16.3-27.7
2500+ grams 207 152 73.9 67.5-79.4 55 26.1 20.6-32.5

*Asked only of mothers that did not breastfeed their baby after delivery.

#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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