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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? UNSPECIFIED REASON*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 392 308 77.9 72.3-82.7 84 22.1 17.3-27.7
Age
< 20 years 61 50 84.2 69.4-92.6 11 15.8 7.4-30.6
20-24 years 111 91 80.2 69.2-88.0 20 19.8 12.0-30.8
25-34 years 175 131 74.1 65.2-81.4 44 25.9 18.6-34.8
35+ years 45 36 77.3 57.3-89.6 9 22.7 10.4-42.7
Race
White 228 173 75.5 68.1-81.7 55 24.5 18.3-31.9
Black 144 120 83.2 73.2-90.0 24 16.8 10.0-26.8
Other 20 15 74.6 46.4-90.9 5 25.4 9.1-53.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 26 19 77.0 54.1-90.5 7 23.0 9.5-45.9
No 365 288 77.9 72.0-82.9 77 22.1 17.1-28.0
Education
< High School 107 80 77.8 66.0-86.3 27 22.2 13.7-34.0
High School 153 129 82.2 73.3-88.6 24 17.8 11.4-26.7
> High School 132 99 72.4 61.9-80.9 33 27.6 19.1-38.1
Marital Status
Married 188 144 73.8 65.4-80.7 44 26.2 19.3-34.6
Other 204 164 81.6 73.7-87.6 40 18.4 12.4-26.3
Income
14,999 or less 158 128 82.1 73.0-88.7 30 17.9 11.3-27.0
15,000-24,999 62 51 83.1 67.5-92.1 11 16.9 7.9-32.5
25,000-49,999 67 52 74.0 59.3-84.8 15 26.0 15.2-40.7
50,000 or more 74 55 71.7 57.4-82.6 19 28.3 17.4-42.6
WIC recipient
No 167 130 76.5 67.3-83.7 37 23.5 16.3-32.7
Yes 220 175 79.8 72.3-85.6 45 20.2 14.4-27.7
Medicaid recipient
No 125 100 79.4 69.2-86.8 25 20.6 13.2-30.8
Yes 267 208 77.3 70.3-83.1 59 22.7 16.9-29.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 185 148 79.5 73.2-84.6 37 20.5 15.4-26.8
2500+ grams 207 160 77.8 71.6-82.9 47 22.2 17.1-28.4

*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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