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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? UNSPECIFIED REASON

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 330 242 73.1 66.7-78.7 88 26.9 21.3-33.3
Age
< 20 years 52 37 70.2 52.8-83.3 15 29.8 16.7-47.2
20-24 years 85 56 66.6 53.6-77.6 29 33.4 22.4-46.4
25-34 years 144 107 76.1 66.4-83.7 37 23.9 16.3-33.6
35+ years 49 42 80.8 63.5-91.1 7 19.2 8.9-36.5
Race
White 196 133 67.6 59.2-74.9 63 32.4 25.1-40.8
Black 108 86 79.8 67.8-88.2 22 20.2 11.8-32.2
Other 26 23 87.4 62.1-96.7 3 12.6 3.3-37.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 27 16 56.9 34.4-76.9 11 43.1 23.1-65.6
No 303 226 74.8 68.2-80.4 77 25.2 19.6-31.8
Education
< High School 80 63 74.4 59.3-85.3 17 25.6 14.7-40.7
High School 138 103 76.4 67.0-83.9 35 23.6 16.1-33.0
> High School 112 76 67.2 55.9-76.8 36 32.8 23.2-44.1
Marital Status
Married 166 122 71.2 62.4-78.6 44 28.8 21.4-37.6
Other 164 120 74.7 65.2-82.3 44 25.3 17.7-34.8
Income
14,999 or less 135 103 75.5 64.7-83.8 32 24.5 16.2-35.3
15,000-24,999 39 27 63.1 43.4-79.3 12 36.9 20.7-56.6
25,000-49,999 54 37 67.1 51.3-79.8 17 32.9 20.2-48.7
50,000 or more 72 52 75.7 62.8-85.2 20 24.3 14.8-37.2
WIC recipient
No 139 109 80.1 71.0-86.9 30 19.9 13.1-29.0
Yes 187 129 68.1 59.1-75.9 58 31.9 24.1-40.9
Medicaid recipient
No 107 78 73.7 63.0-82.1 29 26.3 17.9-37.0
Yes 223 164 72.8 64.7-79.7 59 27.2 20.3-35.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 142 108 78.6 71.3-84.4 34 21.4 15.6-28.7
2500+ grams 188 134 72.6 65.6-78.6 54 27.4 21.4-34.4

~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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