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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 DID NOT LIKE BREASTFEEDING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 392 232 53.7 47.4-59.9 160 46.3 40.1-52.6
Age
< 20 years 61 28 45.4 30.6-60.9 33 54.6 39.1-69.4
20-24 years 111 62 45.6 34.3-57.4 49 54.4 42.6-65.7
25-34 years 175 116 60.5 51.0-69.2 59 39.5 30.8-49.0
35+ years 45 26 62.3 42.9-78.5 19 37.7 21.5-57.1
Race
White 228 131 52.0 44.1-59.8 97 48.0 40.2-55.9
Black 144 85 53.0 41.9-63.9 59 47.0 36.1-58.1
Other 20 16 76.7 48.7-91.9 4 23.3 8.1-51.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 26 22 75.4 50.2-90.3 4 24.6 9.7-49.8
No 365 210 52.1 45.6-58.6 155 47.9 41.4-54.4
Education
< High School 107 63 51.8 39.5-63.9 44 48.2 36.1-60.5
High School 153 90 48.9 39.2-58.7 63 51.1 41.3-60.8
> High School 132 79 61.9 51.1-71.6 53 38.1 28.4-48.9
Marital Status
Married 188 122 63.2 54.5-71.1 66 36.8 28.9-45.5
Other 204 110 45.3 36.6-54.3 94 54.7 45.7-63.4
Income
14,999 or less 158 101 55.9 45.6-65.8 57 44.1 34.2-54.4
15,000-24,999 62 30 34.1 21.1-50.0 32 65.9 50.0-78.9
25,000-49,999 67 37 55.8 41.0-69.6 30 44.2 30.4-59.0
50,000 or more 74 44 62.4 48.3-74.7 30 37.6 25.3-51.7
WIC recipient
No 167 99 58.5 48.7-67.6 68 41.5 32.4-51.3
Yes 220 129 50.4 42.1-58.6 91 49.6 41.4-57.9
Medicaid recipient
No 125 73 54.9 43.9-65.5 52 45.1 34.5-56.1
Yes 267 159 53.2 45.6-60.7 108 46.8 39.3-54.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 185 121 65.5 58.6-71.9 64 34.5 28.1-41.4
2500+ grams 207 111 52.6 45.8-59.4 96 47.4 40.6-54.2

*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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