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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? UNSPECIFIED REASON

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 458 305 69.1 63.6-74.1 153 30.9 25.9-36.4
Age
< 20 years 96 66 74.8 61.9-84.4 30 25.2 15.6-38.1
20-24 years 156 112 76.8 67.7-83.9 44 23.2 16.1-32.3
25-34 years 167 98 57.9 48.7-66.6 69 42.1 33.4-51.3
35+ years 39 29 75.1 55.1-88.1 10 24.9 11.9-44.9
Race
White 268 173 64.4 57.2-71.0 95 35.6 29.0-42.8
Black 159 111 76.4 66.8-83.8 48 23.6 16.2-33.2
Other 31 21 76.8 55.2-89.9 10 23.2 10.1-44.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 16 51.4 30.0-72.2 12 48.6 27.8-70.0
No 430 289 70.3 64.7-75.3 141 29.7 24.7-35.3
Education
< High School 167 121 72.4 63.3-80.0 46 27.6 20.0-36.7
High School 166 110 73.6 64.2-81.2 56 26.4 18.8-35.8
> High School 124 74 59.3 48.9-69.0 50 40.7 31.0-51.1
Marital Status
Married 207 133 64.9 56.8-72.2 74 35.1 27.8-43.2
Other 251 172 73.0 65.5-79.4 79 27.0 20.6-34.5
Income
15,999 or less 190 127 69.0 60.1-76.6 63 31.0 23.4-39.9
16,000-24,999 51 34 73.6 56.6-85.6 17 26.4 14.4-43.4
25,000-39,999 69 46 68.6 54.1-80.2 23 31.4 19.8-45.9
40,000 or more 80 50 62.1 48.7-73.9 30 37.9 26.1-51.3
WIC recipient
No 173 114 66.7 57.7-74.5 59 33.3 25.5-42.3
Yes 280 187 70.2 63.1-76.5 93 29.8 23.5-36.9
Medicaid recipient
No 139 90 64.8 55.1-73.4 49 35.2 26.6-44.9
Yes 319 215 71.3 64.7-77.2 104 28.7 22.8-35.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 211 135 64.2 57.6-70.3 76 35.8 29.7-42.4
2500+ grams 247 170 69.6 63.6-74.9 77 30.4 25.1-36.4

#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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