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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? UNSPECIFIED REASON

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 296 225 74.9 68.1-80.7 71 25.1 19.3-31.9
Age
< 20 years 46 37 79.7 61.7-90.5 9 20.3 9.5-38.3
20-24 years 81 58 71.9 58.3-82.4 23 28.1 17.6-41.7
25-34 years 136 108 77.4 67.2-85.1 28 22.6 14.9-32.8
35+ years 33 22 63.0 38.6-82.2 11 37.0 17.8-61.4
Race
White 168 116 66.7 57.5-74.8 52 33.3 25.2-42.5
Black 117 99 88.7 78.8-94.4 18 11.3 5.6-21.2
Other 11 10 81.1 33.7-97.3 1 18.9 2.7-66.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 23 18 72.3 43.3-89.9 5 27.7 10.1-56.7
No 273 207 75.2 68.1-81.1 66 24.8 18.9-31.9
Education
< High School 81 66 74.3 60.2-84.7 15 25.7 15.3-39.8
High School 109 82 77.9 66.1-86.5 27 22.1 13.5-33.9
> High School 106 77 72.7 61.3-81.8 29 27.3 18.2-38.7
Marital Status
Married 139 96 68.7 58.6-77.4 43 31.3 22.6-41.4
Other 157 129 80.1 70.6-87.2 28 19.9 12.8-29.4
Income
14,999 or less 117 93 75.9 64.1-84.8 24 24.1 15.2-35.9
15,000-24,999 50 34 63.3 45.1-78.3 16 36.7 21.7-54.9
25,000-49,999 48 39 86.3 71.2-94.1 9 13.7 5.9-28.8
50,000 or more 46 29 65.7 47.6-80.1 17 34.3 19.9-52.4
WIC recipient
No 114 86 72.1 60.9-81.1 28 27.9 18.9-39.1
Yes 175 134 76.5 67.4-83.7 41 23.5 16.3-32.6
Medicaid recipient
No 86 63 75.7 63.0-85.0 23 24.3 15.0-37.0
Yes 210 162 74.7 66.3-81.5 48 25.3 18.5-33.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 140 109 79.7 72.6-85.4 31 20.3 14.6-27.4
2500+ grams 156 116 74.5 67.0-80.7 40 25.5 19.3-33.0

~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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