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2009 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 240 174 73.2 66.0-79.3 66 26.8 20.7-34.0
Age
< 20 years 39 25 66.9 47.6-81.8 14 33.1 18.2-52.4
20-24 years 67 51 75.0 60.8-85.4 16 25.0 14.6-39.2
25-34 years 105 77 75.2 64.4-83.6 28 24.8 16.4-35.6
35+ years 29 21 70.6 47.4-86.5 8 29.4 13.5-52.6
Race
White 133 98 73.6 64.3-81.1 35 26.4 18.9-35.7
Black 95 67 71.0 57.9-81.3 28 29.0 18.7-42.1
Other 12 9 83.0 46.0-96.6 3 17.0 3.4-54.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 5 73.3 23.1-96.2 1 26.7 3.8-76.9
No 234 169 73.1 65.9-79.4 65 26.9 20.6-34.1
Education
< High School 51 33 72.7 56.2-84.7 18 27.3 15.3-43.8
High School 102 75 71.5 59.9-80.9 27 28.5 19.1-40.1
> High School 86 65 75.4 63.5-84.4 21 24.6 15.6-36.5
Marital Status
Married 103 80 79.1 68.6-86.7 23 20.9 13.3-31.4
Other 137 94 69.3 59.4-77.8 43 30.7 22.2-40.6
Income
14,999 or less 69 47 70.3 55.5-81.7 22 29.7 18.3-44.5
15,000-24,999 74 56 74.8 62.0-84.3 18 25.2 15.7-38.0
25,000-49,999 41 31 73.3 52.9-87.0 10 26.7 13.0-47.1
50,000 or more 43 29 70.1 53.8-82.6 14 29.9 17.4-46.2
WIC recipient
No 74 56 77.0 64.7-86.0 18 23.0 14.0-35.3
Yes 166 118 71.5 62.5-79.1 48 28.5 20.9-37.5
Medicaid recipient
No 72 50 71.3 58.0-81.8 22 28.7 18.2-42.0
Yes 168 124 73.8 65.1-81.0 44 26.2 19.0-34.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 66 69.0 59.0-77.6 28 31.0 22.4-41.0
2500+ grams 146 108 73.6 65.6-80.2 38 26.4 19.8-34.4

*Asked only of mothers that did not breastfeed their baby after delivery.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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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