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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I HAD TOO MANY HOUSEHOLD DUTIES

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 459 380 81.1 76.1-85.2 79 18.9 14.8-23.9
Age
< 20 years 96 84 84.1 71.7-91.7 12 15.9 8.3-28.3
20-24 years 156 129 81.5 72.7-87.9 27 18.5 12.1-27.3
25-34 years 168 136 81.9 73.7-88.0 32 18.1 12.0-26.3
35+ years 39 31 68.9 48.3-84.0 8 31.1 16.0-51.7
Race
White 269 232 83.9 77.8-88.6 37 16.1 11.4-22.2
Black 159 123 77.0 67.1-84.6 36 23.0 15.4-32.9
Other 31 25 74.6 52.3-88.7 6 25.4 11.3-47.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 29 27 89.1 65.7-97.2 2 10.9 2.8-34.3
No 430 353 80.5 75.3-84.8 77 19.5 15.2-24.7
Education
< High School 167 139 78.1 69.1-85.1 28 21.9 14.9-30.9
High School 167 135 80.4 71.4-87.0 32 19.6 13.0-28.6
> High School 124 105 85.8 77.0-91.6 19 14.2 8.4-23.0
Marital Status
Married 208 170 81.1 73.9-86.7 38 18.9 13.3-26.1
Other 251 210 81.0 73.7-86.6 41 19.0 13.4-26.3
Income
15,999 or less 190 159 81.4 73.2-87.6 31 18.6 12.4-26.8
16,000-24,999 51 38 77.1 59.9-88.3 13 22.9 11.7-40.1
25,000-39,999 69 57 83.7 70.0-91.8 12 16.3 8.2-30.0
40,000 or more 80 67 79.5 66.4-88.3 13 20.5 11.7-33.6
WIC recipient
No 174 145 81.4 73.3-87.4 29 18.6 12.6-26.7
Yes 280 230 80.5 73.9-85.8 50 19.5 14.2-26.1
Medicaid recipient
No 140 115 79.7 70.7-86.4 25 20.3 13.6-29.3
Yes 319 265 81.8 75.6-86.7 54 18.2 13.3-24.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 211 179 84.0 78.3-88.3 32 16.0 11.7-21.7
2500+ grams 248 201 80.8 75.4-85.2 47 19.2 14.8-24.6

#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.

This page was generated on 23JUL04

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