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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? MY BABY WAS SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 391 360 98.1 96.7-99.0 31 1.9 1.0- 3.3
Age
< 20 years 61 59 99.5 98.0-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0
20-24 years 111 96 96.0 90.6-98.4 15 4.0 1.6- 9.4
25-34 years 174 164 99.0 98.1-99.4 10 1.0 0.6- 1.9
35+ years 45 41 98.4 95.6-99.4 4 1.6 0.6- 4.4
Race
White 227 211 98.2 95.6-99.3 16 1.8 0.7- 4.4
Black 144 131 98.1 96.6-98.9 13 1.9 1.1- 3.4
Other 20 18 98.0 92.0-99.5 2 2.0 0.5- 8.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 20 91.4 70.0-98.0 5 8.6 2.0-30.0
No 365 339 98.7 98.1-99.1 26 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Education
< High School 106 98 96.9 90.2-99.1 8 3.1 0.9- 9.8
High School 153 138 98.3 97.1-99.0 15 1.7 1.0- 2.9
> High School 132 124 99.0 98.1-99.5 8 1.0 0.5- 1.9
Marital Status
Married 188 169 98.3 97.4-98.9 19 1.7 1.1- 2.6
Other 203 191 98.0 94.8-99.2 12 2.0 0.8- 5.2
Income
14,999 or less 157 142 97.0 92.9-98.8 15 3.0 1.2- 7.1
15,000-24,999 62 57 98.7 96.7-99.4 5 1.3 0.6- 3.3
25,000-49,999 67 63 98.9 97.0-99.6 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0
50,000 or more 74 68 98.6 96.9-99.4 6 1.4 0.6- 3.1
WIC recipient
No 167 153 98.5 97.4-99.1 14 1.5 0.9- 2.6
Yes 219 202 97.9 95.2-99.1 17 2.1 0.9- 4.8
Medicaid recipient
No 125 115 98.6 97.4-99.2 10 1.4 0.8- 2.6
Yes 266 245 97.9 95.8-99.0 21 2.1 1.0- 4.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 184 154 84.1 78.3-88.6 30 15.9 11.4-21.7
2500+ grams 207 206 99.5 96.3-99.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7

*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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