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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 WAS EMBARRASSED TO BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 392 356 87.8 82.8-91.4 36 12.2 8.6-17.2
Age
< 20 years 61 52 79.5 63.6-89.6 9 20.5 10.4-36.4
20-24 years 111 98 83.9 73.0-90.9 13 16.1 9.1-27.0
25-34 years 175 163 91.1 83.7-95.3 12 8.9 4.7-16.3
35+ years 45 43 99.2 96.8-99.8 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2
Race
White 228 209 89.1 82.7-93.3 19 10.9 6.7-17.3
Black 144 130 86.1 76.1-92.3 14 13.9 7.7-23.9
Other 20 17 82.8 53.5-95.3 3 17.2 4.7-46.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 26 24 87.7 62.2-96.9 2 12.3 3.1-37.8
No 365 331 87.7 82.5-91.5 34 12.3 8.5-17.5
Education
< High School 107 97 86.8 75.5-93.3 10 13.2 6.7-24.5
High School 153 135 82.7 73.7-89.2 18 17.3 10.8-26.3
> High School 132 124 95.3 88.1-98.2 8 4.7 1.8-11.9
Marital Status
Married 188 177 91.9 85.4-95.7 11 8.1 4.3-14.6
Other 204 179 84.1 76.1-89.7 25 15.9 10.3-23.9
Income
14,999 or less 158 140 83.2 73.8-89.7 18 16.8 10.3-26.2
15,000-24,999 62 58 93.4 79.5-98.1 4 6.6 1.9-20.5
25,000-49,999 67 60 86.8 72.8-94.2 7 13.2 5.8-27.2
50,000 or more 74 68 89.7 76.5-95.9 6 10.3 4.1-23.5
WIC recipient
No 167 157 94.0 87.3-97.2 10 6.0 2.8-12.7
Yes 220 194 83.4 76.0-88.9 26 16.6 11.1-24.0
Medicaid recipient
No 125 116 89.4 79.7-94.7 9 10.6 5.3-20.3
Yes 267 240 87.1 80.9-91.5 27 12.9 8.5-19.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 185 174 93.6 88.9-96.4 11 6.4 3.6-11.1
2500+ grams 207 182 87.2 81.8-91.2 25 12.8 8.8-18.2

*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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