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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? I DID NOT WANT TO BE TIED DOWN

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 330 303 90.4 85.6-93.7 27 9.6 6.3-14.4
Age
< 20 years 52 49 91.6 74.3-97.7 3 8.4 2.3-25.7
20-24 years 85 76 88.7 77.8-94.7 9 11.3 5.3-22.2
25-34 years 144 135 92.5 85.1-96.4 9 7.5 3.6-14.9
35+ years 49 43 83.9 67.1-93.1 6 16.1 6.9-32.9
Race
White 196 176 87.1 80.2-91.9 20 12.9 8.1-19.8
Black 108 102 95.4 86.1-98.6 6 4.6 1.4-13.9
Other 26 25 93.6 65.8-99.1 1 6.4 0.9-34.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 27 25 87.7 61.1-97.0 2 12.3 3.0-38.9
No 303 278 90.7 85.8-94.0 25 9.3 6.0-14.2
Education
< High School 80 75 91.9 78.8-97.2 5 8.1 2.8-21.2
High School 138 126 92.0 84.6-96.0 12 8.0 4.0-15.4
> High School 112 102 86.7 76.9-92.7 10 13.3 7.3-23.1
Marital Status
Married 166 152 88.6 81.4-93.2 14 11.4 6.8-18.6
Other 164 151 91.9 84.4-95.9 13 8.1 4.1-15.6
Income
14,999 or less 135 128 94.0 85.4-97.7 7 6.0 2.3-14.6
15,000-24,999 39 35 88.0 69.4-95.9 4 12.0 4.1-30.6
25,000-49,999 54 50 88.2 72.0-95.6 4 11.8 4.4-28.0
50,000 or more 72 61 82.6 70.1-90.5 11 17.4 9.5-29.9
WIC recipient
No 139 129 91.4 84.3-95.4 10 8.6 4.6-15.7
Yes 187 171 90.3 83.2-94.6 16 9.7 5.4-16.8
Medicaid recipient
No 107 93 83.6 73.8-90.2 14 16.4 9.8-26.2
Yes 223 210 93.5 87.5-96.8 13 6.5 3.2-12.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 142 135 94.7 89.1-97.5 7 5.3 2.5-10.9
2500+ grams 188 168 90.0 84.8-93.6 20 10.0 6.4-15.2

~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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