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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I HAD TOO MANY HOUSEHOLD DUTIES

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 297 268 90.5 85.6-93.9 29 9.5 6.1-14.4
Age
< 20 years 46 44 95.8 79.5-99.3 2 4.2 0.7-20.5
20-24 years 82 72 94.4 86.1-97.9 10 5.6 2.1-13.9
25-34 years 136 121 85.5 76.4-91.5 15 14.5 8.5-23.6
35+ years 33 31 91.4 61.9-98.6 2 8.6 1.4-38.1
Race
White 169 154 90.7 84.3-94.7 15 9.3 5.3-15.7
Black 117 104 91.2 81.8-96.0 13 8.8 4.0-18.2
Other 11 10 81.1 33.7-97.3 1 18.9 2.7-66.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 24 23 94.1 67.7-99.2 1 5.9 0.8-32.3
No 273 245 90.2 85.0-93.8 28 9.8 6.2-15.0
Education
< High School 81 71 89.5 77.8-95.4 10 10.5 4.6-22.2
High School 110 100 90.8 81.9-95.5 10 9.2 4.5-18.1
> High School 106 97 91.2 82.2-95.9 9 8.8 4.1-17.8
Marital Status
Married 140 124 86.6 78.2-92.1 16 13.4 7.9-21.8
Other 157 144 93.9 87.1-97.2 13 6.1 2.8-12.9
Income
14,999 or less 117 103 88.0 78.3-93.7 14 12.0 6.3-21.7
15,000-24,999 50 44 86.6 70.0-94.7 6 13.4 5.3-30.0
25,000-49,999 48 44 90.5 75.5-96.7 4 9.5 3.3-24.5
50,000 or more 46 42 92.6 77.1-97.9 4 7.4 2.1-22.9
WIC recipient
No 115 104 92.1 84.4-96.2 11 7.9 3.8-15.6
Yes 175 159 90.2 83.0-94.6 16 9.8 5.4-17.0
Medicaid recipient
No 86 80 95.7 87.4-98.6 6 4.3 1.4-12.6
Yes 211 188 88.6 82.1-92.9 23 11.4 7.1-17.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 140 127 90.0 83.7-94.1 13 10.0 5.9-16.3
2500+ grams 157 141 90.6 85.1-94.2 16 9.4 5.8-14.9

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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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