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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I WAS EMBARRASSED TO BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 453 425 92.2 88.2-94.9 28 7.8 5.1-11.8
Age
< 20 years 79 73 91.4 78.5-96.9 6 8.6 3.1-21.5
20-24 years 146 135 90.0 81.7-94.8 11 10.0 5.2-18.3
25-34 years 170 160 92.4 85.3-96.2 10 7.6 3.8-14.7
35+ years 58 57 99.6 97.1-99.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
Race
White 247 229 91.4 85.9-95.0 18 8.6 5.0-14.1
Black 184 176 94.4 87.0-97.7 8 5.6 2.3-13.0
Other 22 20 86.4 58.9-96.6 2 13.6 3.4-41.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 24 95.1 72.2-99.3 1 4.9 0.7-27.8
No 428 401 91.9 87.7-94.8 27 8.1 5.2-12.3
Education
< High School 146 133 87.8 78.8-93.3 13 12.2 6.7-21.2
High School 169 159 92.2 84.9-96.2 10 7.8 3.8-15.1
> High School 137 132 97.1 90.9-99.1 5 2.9 0.9- 9.1
Marital Status
Married 208 197 92.8 86.9-96.2 11 7.2 3.8-13.1
Other 245 228 91.6 85.4-95.3 17 8.4 4.7-14.6
Income
15,999 or less 169 156 89.8 81.6-94.6 13 10.2 5.4-18.4
16,000-24,999 73 67 91.6 78.8-97.0 6 8.4 3.0-21.2
25,000-39,999 60 58 94.6 81.0-98.6 2 5.4 1.4-19.0
40,000 or more 85 79 91.8 80.7-96.7 6 8.2 3.3-19.3
WIC recipient
No 151 143 94.2 87.4-97.5 8 5.8 2.5-12.6
Yes 295 275 90.8 85.2-94.4 20 9.2 5.6-14.8
Medicaid recipient
No 135 127 92.4 84.4-96.5 8 7.6 3.5-15.6
Yes 318 298 92.1 87.0-95.3 20 7.9 4.7-13.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 224 214 95.3 91.5-97.4 10 4.7 2.6- 8.5
2500+ grams 229 211 91.9 87.5-94.8 18 8.1 5.2-12.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 52. How many weeks or months did you breastfeed or pump milk to feed your baby?

#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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