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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 WAS EMBARRASSED TO BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 445 413 93.3 89.6-95.7 32 6.7 4.3-10.4
Age
< 20 years 67 62 94.8 84.2-98.4 5 5.2 1.6-15.8
20-24 years 136 123 91.7 83.9-96.0 13 8.3 4.0-16.1
25-34 years 195 184 93.9 87.8-97.1 11 6.1 2.9-12.2
35+ years 47 44 93.5 74.5-98.6 3 6.5 1.4-25.5
Race
White 265 250 94.6 90.0-97.1 15 5.4 2.9-10.0
Black 166 152 91.6 83.9-95.8 14 8.4 4.2-16.1
Other 14 11 86.1 52.1-97.3 3 13.9 2.7-47.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 30 29 94.8 71.1-99.3 1 5.2 0.7-28.9
No 415 384 93.1 89.3-95.7 31 6.9 4.3-10.7
Education
< High School 140 126 92.1 84.3-96.2 14 7.9 3.8-15.7
High School 155 145 92.5 84.9-96.4 10 7.5 3.6-15.1
> High School 148 140 95.1 88.6-98.0 8 4.9 2.0-11.4
Marital Status
Married 208 193 93.1 87.4-96.3 15 6.9 3.7-12.6
Other 237 220 93.5 87.9-96.6 17 6.5 3.4-12.1
Income
14,999 or less 177 160 93.4 87.1-96.7 17 6.6 3.3-12.9
15,000-24,999 75 68 89.0 76.6-95.2 7 11.0 4.8-23.4
25,000-49,999 90 84 90.5 79.3-95.9 6 9.5 4.1-20.7
50,000 or more 56 54 99.5 97.9-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1
WIC recipient
No 164 158 95.8 89.9-98.4 6 4.2 1.6-10.1
Yes 276 250 91.8 86.6-95.1 26 8.2 4.9-13.4
Medicaid recipient
No 135 129 95.9 89.0-98.5 6 4.1 1.5-11.0
Yes 310 284 92.3 87.5-95.3 26 7.7 4.7-12.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 200 92.2 87.8-95.0 17 7.8 5.0-12.2
2500+ grams 228 213 93.4 89.3-96.0 15 6.6 4.0-10.7

#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.

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