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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? UNSPECIFIED REASON*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 354 276 78.1 72.8-82.6 78 21.9 17.4-27.2
Age
< 20 years 61 48 78.6 64.4-88.2 13 21.4 11.8-35.6
20-24 years 115 89 78.2 68.5-85.6 26 21.8 14.4-31.5
25-34 years 139 109 78.8 70.1-85.5 30 21.2 14.5-29.9
35+ years 39 30 73.5 55.7-85.9 9 26.5 14.1-44.3
Race
White 201 146 72.3 64.8-78.7 55 27.7 21.3-35.2
Black 133 113 86.5 78.4-91.9 20 13.5 8.1-21.6
Other 20 17 83.3 54.8-95.4 3 16.7 4.6-45.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 17 68.5 45.0-85.2 8 31.5 14.8-55.0
No 329 259 78.8 73.4-83.4 70 21.2 16.6-26.6
Education
< High School 104 83 79.5 69.2-87.0 21 20.5 13.0-30.8
High School 137 110 79.8 71.0-86.4 27 20.2 13.6-29.0
> High School 112 82 73.7 63.7-81.7 30 26.3 18.3-36.3
Marital Status
Married 154 113 73.9 65.2-81.0 41 26.1 19.0-34.8
Other 200 163 81.0 74.1-86.4 37 19.0 13.6-25.9
Income
14,999 or less 148 123 84.1 76.4-89.7 25 15.9 10.3-23.6
15,000-24,999 58 46 76.0 60.9-86.6 12 24.0 13.4-39.1
25,000-49,999 54 41 74.6 59.0-85.7 13 25.4 14.3-41.0
50,000 or more 61 45 75.6 62.1-85.4 16 24.4 14.6-37.9
WIC recipient
No 127 99 77.3 68.1-84.5 28 22.7 15.5-31.9
Yes 227 177 78.4 71.7-83.9 50 21.6 16.1-28.3
Medicaid recipient
No 98 76 77.7 67.4-85.4 22 22.3 14.6-32.6
Yes 256 200 78.2 71.8-83.5 56 21.8 16.5-28.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 120 95 79.8 71.9-86.0 25 20.2 14.0-28.1
2500+ grams 234 181 77.9 72.1-82.7 53 22.1 17.3-27.9

*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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