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2006 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? MY BABY WAS SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 330 312 97.0 93.6-98.6 18 3.0 1.4- 6.4
Age
< 20 years 52 51 99.7 97.9- 100 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
20-24 years 85 80 94.8 83.0-98.5 5 5.2 1.5-17.0
25-34 years 144 136 97.9 92.8-99.4 8 2.1 0.6- 7.2
35+ years 49 45 94.1 74.6-98.8 4 5.9 1.2-25.4
Race
White 196 185 97.3 92.4-99.1 11 2.7 0.9- 7.6
Black 108 103 96.2 87.9-98.9 5 3.8 1.1-12.1
Other 26 24 98.6 94.0-99.7 2 1.4 0.3- 6.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 27 26 99.4 95.7-99.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3
No 303 286 96.7 93.0-98.5 17 3.3 1.5- 7.0
Education
< High School 80 77 96.6 83.4-99.4 3 3.4 0.6-16.6
High School 138 131 97.1 91.5-99.1 7 2.9 0.9- 8.5
> High School 112 104 97.1 89.9-99.2 8 2.9 0.8-10.1
Marital Status
Married 166 158 98.5 94.9-99.6 8 1.5 0.4- 5.1
Other 164 154 95.8 89.7-98.4 10 4.2 1.6-10.3
Income
14,999 or less 135 127 95.1 87.2-98.2 8 4.9 1.8-12.8
15,000-24,999 39 38 99.6 97.5-99.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5
25,000-49,999 54 50 95.8 81.9-99.1 4 4.2 0.9-18.1
50,000 or more 72 67 99.0 97.5-99.6 5 1.0 0.4- 2.5
WIC recipient
No 139 128 97.4 92.4-99.2 11 2.6 0.8- 7.6
Yes 187 180 96.7 91.0-98.8 7 3.3 1.2- 9.0
Medicaid recipient
No 107 100 97.4 90.0-99.4 7 2.6 0.6-10.0
Yes 223 212 96.8 92.1-98.7 11 3.2 1.3- 7.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 142 128 91.9 86.7-95.2 14 8.1 4.8-13.3
2500+ grams 188 184 97.5 93.3-99.1 4 2.5 0.9- 6.7

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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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