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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 DID NOT WANT TO BE TIED DOWN

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 446 380 82.5 77.5-86.6 66 17.5 13.4-22.5
Age
< 20 years 67 58 87.5 73.2-94.7 9 12.5 5.3-26.8
20-24 years 137 105 75.9 65.8-83.8 32 24.1 16.2-34.2
25-34 years 195 174 84.8 77.2-90.2 21 15.2 9.8-22.8
35+ years 47 43 88.9 69.1-96.6 4 11.1 3.4-30.9
Race
White 266 224 81.8 75.3-87.0 42 18.2 13.0-24.7
Black 166 143 82.2 72.7-88.9 23 17.8 11.1-27.3
Other 14 13 98.7 90.9-99.8 1 1.3 0.2- 9.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 30 29 94.8 71.1-99.3 1 5.2 0.7-28.9
No 416 351 81.3 75.9-85.7 65 18.7 14.3-24.1
Education
< High School 141 122 87.3 78.2-92.9 19 12.7 7.1-21.8
High School 155 128 77.8 67.8-85.4 27 22.2 14.6-32.2
> High School 148 128 82.3 73.3-88.7 20 17.7 11.3-26.7
Marital Status
Married 208 179 83.4 76.3-88.7 29 16.6 11.3-23.7
Other 238 201 81.7 74.1-87.5 37 18.3 12.5-25.9
Income
14,999 or less 177 151 82.9 74.3-89.0 26 17.1 11.0-25.7
15,000-24,999 75 62 77.6 63.6-87.3 13 22.4 12.7-36.4
25,000-49,999 90 75 81.2 69.2-89.3 15 18.8 10.7-30.8
50,000 or more 56 51 88.5 73.9-95.5 5 11.5 4.5-26.1
WIC recipient
No 164 146 86.3 78.3-91.7 18 13.7 8.3-21.7
Yes 277 229 80.2 73.4-85.7 48 19.8 14.3-26.6
Medicaid recipient
No 135 116 83.2 73.8-89.7 19 16.8 10.3-26.2
Yes 311 264 82.3 76.0-87.2 47 17.7 12.8-24.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 218 193 87.8 82.7-91.6 25 12.2 8.4-17.3
2500+ grams 228 187 82.0 76.4-86.5 41 18.0 13.5-23.6

#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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