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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 WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 458 350 73.8 68.4-78.6 108 26.2 21.4-31.6
Age
< 20 years 96 71 70.8 57.3-81.5 25 29.2 18.5-42.7
20-24 years 156 117 74.4 64.9-82.0 39 25.6 18.0-35.1
25-34 years 167 130 74.1 65.3-81.4 37 25.9 18.6-34.7
35+ years 39 32 76.6 55.9-89.4 7 23.4 10.6-44.1
Race
White 268 212 79.0 72.5-84.3 56 21.0 15.7-27.5
Black 159 116 66.1 55.6-75.2 43 33.9 24.8-44.4
Other 31 22 64.4 42.7-81.5 9 35.6 18.5-57.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 28 24 77.0 52.8-91.0 4 23.0 9.0-47.2
No 430 326 73.6 68.0-78.5 104 26.4 21.5-32.0
Education
< High School 167 130 75.1 66.0-82.5 37 24.9 17.5-34.0
High School 166 128 76.2 66.7-83.7 38 23.8 16.3-33.3
> High School 124 91 69.1 58.7-77.9 33 30.9 22.1-41.3
Marital Status
Married 207 158 73.5 65.7-80.0 49 26.5 20.0-34.3
Other 251 192 74.2 66.4-80.6 59 25.8 19.4-33.6
Income
15,999 or less 190 151 77.3 68.7-84.1 39 22.7 15.9-31.3
16,000-24,999 51 38 74.4 56.8-86.5 13 25.6 13.5-43.2
25,000-39,999 69 50 68.9 54.0-80.7 19 31.1 19.3-46.0
40,000 or more 80 57 71.1 57.8-81.5 23 28.9 18.5-42.2
WIC recipient
No 173 130 75.6 67.1-82.5 43 24.4 17.5-32.9
Yes 280 216 72.3 65.0-78.5 64 27.7 21.5-35.0
Medicaid recipient
No 139 99 71.3 61.9-79.2 40 28.7 20.8-38.1
Yes 319 251 75.2 68.4-80.9 68 24.8 19.1-31.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 211 169 80.3 74.5-85.1 42 19.7 14.9-25.5
2500+ grams 247 181 73.2 67.3-78.4 66 26.8 21.6-32.7

#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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