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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 HAD TOO MANY HOUSEHOLD DUTIES*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 392 333 83.6 78.4-87.8 59 16.4 12.2-21.6
Age
< 20 years 61 55 90.5 76.3-96.6 6 9.5 3.4-23.7
20-24 years 111 94 83.3 72.5-90.4 17 16.7 9.6-27.5
25-34 years 175 144 80.4 71.7-86.9 31 19.6 13.1-28.3
35+ years 45 40 87.3 69.0-95.5 5 12.7 4.5-31.0
Race
White 228 196 85.9 79.5-90.6 32 14.1 9.4-20.5
Black 144 120 80.5 70.0-88.0 24 19.5 12.0-30.0
Other 20 17 76.4 47.3-92.1 3 23.6 7.9-52.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 26 24 93.1 68.6-98.8 2 6.9 1.2-31.4
No 365 308 82.7 77.1-87.2 57 17.3 12.8-22.9
Education
< High School 107 87 81.4 69.7-89.3 20 18.6 10.7-30.3
High School 153 130 82.6 73.7-88.9 23 17.4 11.1-26.3
> High School 132 116 87.0 78.0-92.6 16 13.0 7.4-22.0
Marital Status
Married 188 164 86.1 78.9-91.1 24 13.9 8.9-21.1
Other 204 169 81.5 73.4-87.5 35 18.5 12.5-26.6
Income
14,999 or less 158 127 77.6 67.9-85.1 31 22.4 14.9-32.1
15,000-24,999 62 51 81.2 65.5-90.7 11 18.8 9.3-34.5
25,000-49,999 67 61 90.1 77.2-96.1 6 9.9 3.9-22.8
50,000 or more 74 67 91.2 80.1-96.4 7 8.8 3.6-19.9
WIC recipient
No 167 146 90.2 83.1-94.5 21 9.8 5.5-16.9
Yes 220 183 79.8 72.2-85.7 37 20.2 14.3-27.8
Medicaid recipient
No 125 109 85.1 75.1-91.5 16 14.9 8.5-24.9
Yes 267 224 83.0 76.5-88.0 43 17.0 12.0-23.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 185 160 86.3 80.6-90.5 25 13.7 9.5-19.4
2500+ grams 207 173 83.4 77.6-87.9 34 16.6 12.1-22.4

*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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