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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 WANT TO BE TIED DOWN*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 392 344 85.8 80.8-89.6 48 14.2 10.4-19.2
Age
< 20 years 61 54 84.9 69.5-93.3 7 15.1 6.7-30.5
20-24 years 111 98 86.0 75.8-92.4 13 14.0 7.6-24.2
25-34 years 175 153 86.4 78.7-91.6 22 13.6 8.4-21.3
35+ years 45 39 84.0 65.1-93.6 6 16.0 6.4-34.9
Race
White 228 199 87.2 81.0-91.5 29 12.8 8.5-19.0
Black 144 128 83.5 73.2-90.3 16 16.5 9.7-26.8
Other 20 17 84.1 56.0-95.6 3 15.9 4.4-44.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 26 25 93.8 67.1-99.1 1 6.2 0.9-32.9
No 365 318 85.0 79.7-89.1 47 15.0 10.9-20.3
Education
< High School 107 101 92.9 83.1-97.2 6 7.1 2.8-16.9
High School 153 137 85.9 77.2-91.6 16 14.1 8.4-22.8
> High School 132 106 79.6 69.8-86.8 26 20.4 13.2-30.2
Marital Status
Married 188 158 82.2 74.6-87.9 30 17.8 12.1-25.4
Other 204 186 89.0 81.8-93.6 18 11.0 6.4-18.2
Income
14,999 or less 158 145 92.1 84.6-96.1 13 7.9 3.9-15.4
15,000-24,999 62 59 91.4 76.5-97.2 3 8.6 2.8-23.5
25,000-49,999 67 54 78.0 63.3-87.9 13 22.0 12.1-36.7
50,000 or more 74 58 72.4 58.0-83.3 16 27.6 16.7-42.0
WIC recipient
No 167 135 76.9 67.6-84.1 32 23.1 15.9-32.4
Yes 220 204 91.3 85.3-95.0 16 8.7 5.0-14.7
Medicaid recipient
No 125 99 75.1 64.4-83.4 26 24.9 16.6-35.6
Yes 267 245 90.4 84.8-94.1 22 9.6 5.9-15.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 185 169 92.0 87.5-95.0 16 8.0 5.0-12.5
2500+ grams 207 175 85.2 79.8-89.4 32 14.8 10.6-20.2

*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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