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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 HAD TOO MANY HOUSEHOLD DUTIES

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 454 379 81.1 75.9-85.4 75 18.9 14.6-24.1
Age
< 20 years 79 71 84.7 70.6-92.7 8 15.3 7.3-29.4
20-24 years 147 117 78.1 68.3-85.6 30 21.9 14.4-31.7
25-34 years 170 138 78.3 69.4-85.3 32 21.7 14.7-30.6
35+ years 58 53 94.0 77.6-98.6 5 6.0 1.4-22.4
Race
White 247 207 82.2 75.4-87.4 40 17.8 12.6-24.6
Black 185 157 83.2 74.2-89.5 28 16.8 10.5-25.8
Other 22 15 55.5 30.6-77.9 7 44.5 22.1-69.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 24 93.9 67.5-99.1 1 6.1 0.9-32.5
No 429 355 80.0 74.5-84.6 74 20.0 15.4-25.5
Education
< High School 147 123 84.7 75.4-90.9 24 15.3 9.1-24.6
High School 169 137 75.9 66.6-83.3 32 24.1 16.7-33.4
> High School 137 118 84.2 74.4-90.7 19 15.8 9.3-25.6
Marital Status
Married 208 174 80.7 73.0-86.6 34 19.3 13.4-27.0
Other 246 205 81.4 73.9-87.2 41 18.6 12.8-26.1
Income
15,999 or less 170 137 78.4 68.9-85.5 33 21.6 14.5-31.1
16,000-24,999 73 57 76.1 61.3-86.5 16 23.9 13.5-38.7
25,000-39,999 60 53 80.6 64.7-90.4 7 19.4 9.6-35.3
40,000 or more 85 72 84.9 72.7-92.2 13 15.1 7.8-27.3
WIC recipient
No 151 128 83.1 74.2-89.4 23 16.9 10.6-25.8
Yes 296 244 79.4 72.5-84.9 52 20.6 15.1-27.5
Medicaid recipient
No 135 119 86.9 78.0-92.6 16 13.1 7.4-22.0
Yes 319 260 78.5 71.9-84.0 59 21.5 16.0-28.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 225 193 85.7 80.6-89.6 32 14.3 10.4-19.4
2500+ grams 229 186 80.6 74.9-85.3 43 19.4 14.7-25.1

*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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