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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 SICK OR ON MEDICINE

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 447 381 88.6 84.5-91.8 66 11.4 8.2-15.5
Age
< 20 years 67 61 91.8 79.1-97.1 6 8.2 2.9-20.9
20-24 years 138 120 89.1 81.2-94.0 18 10.9 6.0-18.8
25-34 years 195 163 88.5 82.0-92.9 32 11.5 7.1-18.0
35+ years 47 37 79.7 58.9-91.5 10 20.3 8.5-41.1
Race
White 266 222 86.2 80.4-90.4 44 13.8 9.6-19.6
Black 167 146 93.3 87.0-96.7 21 6.7 3.3-13.0
Other 14 13 85.0 41.7-97.8 1 15.0 2.2-58.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 30 24 86.0 66.8-94.9 6 14.0 5.1-33.2
No 417 357 88.9 84.6-92.1 60 11.1 7.9-15.4
Education
< High School 141 123 88.9 80.8-93.9 18 11.1 6.1-19.2
High School 156 132 88.3 80.5-93.2 24 11.7 6.8-19.5
> High School 148 125 89.5 82.0-94.1 23 10.5 5.9-18.0
Marital Status
Married 208 164 82.3 75.3-87.7 44 17.7 12.3-24.7
Other 239 217 94.2 89.2-97.0 22 5.8 3.0-10.8
Income
14,999 or less 178 153 89.0 82.1-93.5 25 11.0 6.5-17.9
15,000-24,999 75 65 88.3 76.4-94.7 10 11.7 5.3-23.6
25,000-49,999 90 77 88.1 77.6-94.1 13 11.9 5.9-22.4
50,000 or more 56 46 89.8 76.8-95.9 10 10.2 4.1-23.2
WIC recipient
No 164 137 88.0 80.6-92.8 27 12.0 7.2-19.4
Yes 278 239 88.9 83.5-92.7 39 11.1 7.3-16.5
Medicaid recipient
No 135 113 88.2 80.0-93.4 22 11.8 6.6-20.0
Yes 312 268 88.8 83.7-92.4 44 11.2 7.6-16.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 218 178 82.1 76.6-86.6 40 17.9 13.4-23.4
2500+ grams 229 203 89.3 84.7-92.6 26 10.7 7.4-15.3

#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.

This page was generated on 02OCT06

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