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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I WANTED MY BODY BACK TO MYSELF*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 354 312 85.8 81.0-89.6 42 14.2 10.4-19.0
Age
< 20 years 61 53 83.9 69.7-92.2 8 16.1 7.8-30.3
20-24 years 115 101 87.6 78.8-93.1 14 12.4 6.9-21.2
25-34 years 139 124 85.8 77.5-91.4 15 14.2 8.6-22.5
35+ years 39 34 83.4 65.9-92.9 5 16.6 7.1-34.1
Race
White 201 179 87.4 81.2-91.8 22 12.6 8.2-18.8
Black 133 115 82.7 73.5-89.2 18 17.3 10.8-26.5
Other 20 18 90.0 60.3-98.1 2 10.0 1.9-39.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 24 99.1 94.1-99.9 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9
No 329 288 84.8 79.7-88.8 41 15.2 11.2-20.3
Education
< High School 104 94 88.4 79.0-93.9 10 11.6 6.1-21.0
High School 137 117 83.3 74.7-89.4 20 16.7 10.6-25.3
> High School 112 100 86.3 77.0-92.2 12 13.7 7.8-23.0
Marital Status
Married 154 139 88.3 81.0-93.0 15 11.7 7.0-19.0
Other 200 173 84.1 77.3-89.2 27 15.9 10.8-22.7
Income
14,999 or less 148 132 87.8 80.3-92.8 16 12.2 7.2-19.7
15,000-24,999 58 51 88.1 74.4-94.9 7 11.9 5.1-25.6
25,000-49,999 54 48 84.0 67.8-92.9 6 16.0 7.1-32.2
50,000 or more 61 50 77.1 63.3-86.8 11 22.9 13.2-36.7
WIC recipient
No 127 112 86.6 78.2-92.0 15 13.4 8.0-21.8
Yes 227 200 85.5 79.2-90.1 27 14.5 9.9-20.8
Medicaid recipient
No 98 83 81.0 70.6-88.4 15 19.0 11.6-29.4
Yes 256 229 87.6 82.0-91.7 27 12.4 8.3-18.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 120 112 92.8 86.5-96.3 8 7.2 3.7-13.5
2500+ grams 234 200 85.2 80.0-89.3 34 14.8 10.7-20.0

*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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