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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? UNSPECIFIED REASON*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 188 77.2 70.1-83.0 52 22.8 17.0-29.9
Age
< 20 years 39 31 71.5 51.7-85.5 8 28.5 14.5-48.3
20-24 years 67 52 75.0 60.2-85.6 15 25.0 14.4-39.8
25-34 years 105 84 83.7 74.3-90.1 21 16.3 9.9-25.7
35+ years 29 21 67.1 43.0-84.6 8 32.9 15.4-57.0
Race
White 133 104 78.3 69.2-85.4 29 21.7 14.6-30.8
Black 95 74 75.7 62.9-85.2 21 24.3 14.8-37.1
Other 12 10 75.0 38.4-93.5 2 25.0 6.5-61.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 5 80.4 30.9-97.4 1 19.6 2.6-69.1
No 234 183 77.1 69.9-83.0 51 22.9 17.0-30.1
Education
< High School 51 36 68.0 50.8-81.4 15 32.0 18.6-49.2
High School 102 83 80.9 70.0-88.5 19 19.1 11.5-30.0
> High School 86 68 78.8 66.9-87.2 18 21.2 12.8-33.1
Marital Status
Married 103 76 71.4 60.0-80.7 27 28.6 19.3-40.0
Other 137 112 80.9 71.5-87.7 25 19.1 12.3-28.5
Income
14,999 or less 69 56 76.2 61.0-86.8 13 23.8 13.2-39.0
15,000-24,999 74 58 79.6 67.2-88.2 16 20.4 11.8-32.8
25,000-49,999 41 27 66.2 46.5-81.5 14 33.8 18.5-53.5
50,000 or more 43 36 83.3 67.9-92.2 7 16.7 7.8-32.1
WIC recipient
No 74 58 79.2 66.5-87.9 16 20.8 12.1-33.5
Yes 166 130 76.3 67.4-83.4 36 23.7 16.6-32.6
Medicaid recipient
No 72 56 80.3 67.8-88.8 16 19.7 11.2-32.2
Yes 168 132 76.0 67.2-83.0 36 24.0 17.0-32.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 74 79.1 69.8-86.1 20 20.9 13.9-30.2
2500+ grams 146 114 77.0 69.1-83.3 32 23.0 16.7-30.9

*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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