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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 DID NOT WANT TO BE TIED DOWN

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 454 395 86.3 81.7-89.9 59 13.7 10.1-18.3
Age
< 20 years 79 67 81.0 66.3-90.2 12 19.0 9.8-33.7
20-24 years 147 122 86.1 77.5-91.7 25 13.9 8.3-22.5
25-34 years 170 153 88.5 81.1-93.2 17 11.5 6.8-18.9
35+ years 58 53 88.7 71.6-96.1 5 11.3 3.9-28.4
Race
White 247 217 86.2 80.0-90.7 30 13.8 9.3-20.0
Black 185 159 87.7 79.3-92.9 26 12.3 7.1-20.7
Other 22 19 79.1 51.3-93.1 3 20.9 6.9-48.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 25 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 429 370 85.2 80.2-89.1 59 14.8 10.9-19.8
Education
< High School 147 131 91.0 83.1-95.4 16 9.0 4.6-16.9
High School 169 141 83.9 75.4-89.8 28 16.1 10.2-24.6
> High School 137 122 84.4 74.6-90.8 15 15.6 9.2-25.4
Marital Status
Married 208 185 87.1 80.4-91.7 23 12.9 8.3-19.6
Other 246 210 85.6 78.5-90.6 36 14.4 9.4-21.5
Income
15,999 or less 170 145 85.6 77.1-91.4 25 14.4 8.6-22.9
16,000-24,999 73 65 91.7 79.6-96.9 8 8.3 3.1-20.4
25,000-39,999 60 53 86.0 71.3-93.9 7 14.0 6.1-28.7
40,000 or more 85 72 82.7 70.6-90.5 13 17.3 9.5-29.4
WIC recipient
No 151 129 83.0 74.2-89.3 22 17.0 10.7-25.8
Yes 296 259 87.8 81.9-91.9 37 12.2 8.1-18.1
Medicaid recipient
No 135 115 84.0 74.9-90.2 20 16.0 9.8-25.1
Yes 319 280 87.3 81.6-91.4 39 12.7 8.6-18.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 225 198 88.2 83.4-91.7 27 11.8 8.3-16.6
2500+ grams 229 197 86.1 81.0-90.0 32 13.9 10.0-19.0

*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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