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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I WANTED MY BODY BACK TO MYSELF*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 391 346 86.3 81.2-90.2 45 13.7 9.8-18.8
Age
< 20 years 61 54 90.4 77.0-96.4 7 9.6 3.6-23.0
20-24 years 111 95 81.7 70.5-89.3 16 18.3 10.7-29.5
25-34 years 174 156 87.6 79.6-92.7 18 12.4 7.3-20.4
35+ years 45 41 87.1 67.6-95.6 4 12.9 4.4-32.4
Race
White 228 205 87.9 81.4-92.3 23 12.1 7.7-18.6
Black 143 124 85.0 75.0-91.4 19 15.0 8.6-25.0
Other 20 17 76.4 47.3-92.1 3 23.6 7.9-52.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 26 23 81.5 56.2-93.8 3 18.5 6.2-43.8
No 364 322 86.6 81.4-90.6 42 13.4 9.4-18.6
Education
< High School 107 92 84.7 73.6-91.7 15 15.3 8.3-26.4
High School 152 131 81.3 72.1-88.0 21 18.7 12.0-27.9
> High School 132 123 94.2 86.8-97.6 9 5.8 2.4-13.2
Marital Status
Married 188 171 89.1 82.2-93.6 17 10.9 6.4-17.8
Other 203 175 83.7 75.8-89.4 28 16.3 10.6-24.2
Income
14,999 or less 158 135 81.6 72.1-88.4 23 18.4 11.6-27.9
15,000-24,999 61 55 90.3 76.1-96.5 6 9.7 3.5-23.9
25,000-49,999 67 60 87.3 73.6-94.5 7 12.7 5.5-26.4
50,000 or more 74 69 94.8 84.1-98.4 5 5.2 1.6-15.9
WIC recipient
No 167 151 89.1 81.1-93.9 16 10.9 6.1-18.9
Yes 219 190 84.2 77.0-89.4 29 15.8 10.6-23.0
Medicaid recipient
No 125 114 89.1 79.5-94.5 11 10.9 5.5-20.5
Yes 266 232 85.1 78.7-89.8 34 14.9 10.2-21.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 184 167 90.3 85.1-93.8 17 9.7 6.2-14.9
2500+ grams 207 179 85.9 80.4-90.1 28 14.1 9.9-19.6

*Asked only of mothers that did not breastfeed their baby after delivery.

#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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