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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? MY HUSBAND OR PARTNER DID NOT WANT ME TO BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 457 439 96.6 93.9-98.2 18 3.4 1.8- 6.1
Age
< 20 years 96 95 98.2 88.4-99.7 1 1.8 0.3-11.6
20-24 years 156 148 97.2 91.9-99.1 8 2.8 0.9- 8.1
25-34 years 166 158 95.5 89.7-98.1 8 4.5 1.9-10.3
35+ years 39 38 96.1 76.8-99.4 1 3.9 0.6-23.2
Race
White 268 256 97.2 93.8-98.7 12 2.8 1.3- 6.2
Black 158 153 96.0 88.8-98.6 5 4.0 1.4-11.2
Other 31 30 95.4 73.6-99.3 1 4.6 0.7-26.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 26 98.5 93.9-99.6 2 1.5 0.4- 6.1
No 429 413 96.5 93.6-98.1 16 3.5 1.9- 6.4
Education
< High School 166 161 98.3 93.6-99.6 5 1.7 0.4- 6.4
High School 166 159 96.2 90.0-98.6 7 3.8 1.4-10.0
> High School 124 118 95.0 87.9-98.0 6 5.0 2.0-12.1
Marital Status
Married 207 196 95.9 91.4-98.1 11 4.1 1.9- 8.6
Other 250 243 97.3 93.0-99.0 7 2.7 1.0- 7.0
Income
15,999 or less 190 180 94.9 89.1-97.7 10 5.1 2.3-10.9
16,000-24,999 51 47 98.6 96.0-99.5 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0
25,000-39,999 69 69 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
40,000 or more 80 77 94.1 83.3-98.1 3 5.9 1.9-16.7
WIC recipient
No 173 168 97.2 92.1-99.0 5 2.8 1.0- 7.9
Yes 279 267 96.3 92.3-98.3 12 3.7 1.7- 7.7
Medicaid recipient
No 139 135 96.9 91.1-98.9 4 3.1 1.1- 8.9
Yes 318 304 96.5 92.8-98.3 14 3.5 1.7- 7.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 211 201 95.4 91.8-97.5 10 4.6 2.5- 8.2
2500+ grams 246 238 96.8 93.7-98.4 8 3.2 1.6- 6.3

#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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