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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 DID NOT LIKE BREASTFEEDING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 352 194 55.8 49.8-61.6 158 44.2 38.4-50.2
Age
< 20 years 61 29 52.2 38.1-66.0 32 47.8 34.0-61.9
20-24 years 114 63 57.8 47.3-67.7 51 42.2 32.3-52.7
25-34 years 138 78 54.4 44.8-63.6 60 45.6 36.4-55.2
35+ years 39 24 60.5 43.0-75.7 15 39.5 24.3-57.0
Race
White 201 118 59.2 51.4-66.6 83 40.8 33.4-48.6
Black 131 61 47.8 38.0-57.7 70 52.2 42.3-62.0
Other 20 15 72.1 43.7-89.6 5 27.9 10.4-56.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 19 81.8 60.3-93.0 6 18.2 7.0-39.7
No 327 175 53.7 47.5-59.8 152 46.3 40.2-52.5
Education
< High School 102 48 51.8 40.8-62.6 54 48.2 37.4-59.2
High School 137 73 53.1 43.5-62.4 64 46.9 37.6-56.5
> High School 112 72 63.5 53.0-72.9 40 36.5 27.1-47.0
Marital Status
Married 154 94 59.9 50.7-68.4 60 40.1 31.6-49.3
Other 198 100 52.9 45.0-60.7 98 47.1 39.3-55.0
Income
14,999 or less 146 68 48.1 39.0-57.3 78 51.9 42.7-61.0
15,000-24,999 58 30 49.7 35.3-64.1 28 50.3 35.9-64.7
25,000-49,999 54 32 60.5 44.7-74.3 22 39.5 25.7-55.3
50,000 or more 61 42 70.7 56.8-81.5 19 29.3 18.5-43.2
WIC recipient
No 127 75 61.9 52.0-70.9 52 38.1 29.1-48.0
Yes 225 119 52.8 45.4-60.1 106 47.2 39.9-54.6
Medicaid recipient
No 98 62 63.3 52.2-73.2 36 36.7 26.8-47.8
Yes 254 132 53.0 45.9-60.0 122 47.0 40.0-54.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 119 61 49.9 41.1-58.7 58 50.1 41.3-58.9
2500+ grams 233 133 56.3 49.8-62.6 100 43.7 37.4-50.2

*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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