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2004 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I HAD OTHER CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE OF

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 446 331 74.4 68.9-79.2 115 25.6 20.8-31.1
Age
< 20 years 67 58 90.8 78.6-96.4 9 9.2 3.6-21.4
20-24 years 137 103 74.5 64.2-82.6 34 25.5 17.4-35.8
25-34 years 195 135 69.0 60.2-76.6 60 31.0 23.4-39.8
35+ years 47 35 68.6 48.3-83.7 12 31.4 16.3-51.7
Race
White 266 194 73.8 66.8-79.8 72 26.2 20.2-33.2
Black 166 125 73.2 63.1-81.3 41 26.8 18.7-36.9
Other 14 12 97.3 89.1-99.4 2 2.7 0.6-10.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 30 27 88.8 66.9-96.9 3 11.2 3.1-33.1
No 416 304 72.9 67.1-78.0 112 27.1 22.0-32.9
Education
< High School 141 110 77.5 67.2-85.3 31 22.5 14.7-32.8
High School 155 120 75.3 65.3-83.2 35 24.7 16.8-34.7
> High School 148 99 69.5 59.8-77.7 49 30.5 22.3-40.2
Marital Status
Married 208 146 72.0 64.1-78.7 62 28.0 21.3-35.9
Other 238 185 76.5 68.5-83.0 53 23.5 17.0-31.5
Income
14,999 or less 177 139 79.4 70.7-86.0 38 20.6 14.0-29.3
15,000-24,999 75 53 70.9 56.4-82.0 22 29.1 18.0-43.6
25,000-49,999 90 58 60.7 47.7-72.4 32 39.3 27.6-52.3
50,000 or more 56 40 74.0 58.4-85.3 16 26.0 14.7-41.6
WIC recipient
No 164 109 66.6 57.1-75.0 55 33.4 25.0-42.9
Yes 277 217 78.5 71.6-84.1 60 21.5 15.9-28.4
Medicaid recipient
No 135 94 67.7 57.3-76.6 41 32.3 23.4-42.7
Yes 311 237 77.0 70.4-82.5 74 23.0 17.5-29.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 218 163 75.6 69.7-80.7 55 24.4 19.3-30.3
2500+ grams 228 168 74.2 68.1-79.5 60 25.8 20.5-31.9

#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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