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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 SICK OR ON MEDICINE*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 392 333 88.4 83.9-91.8 59 11.6 8.2-16.1
Age
< 20 years 61 52 85.3 70.6-93.3 9 14.7 6.7-29.4
20-24 years 111 95 88.6 78.9-94.2 16 11.4 5.8-21.1
25-34 years 175 146 89.0 82.2-93.4 29 11.0 6.6-17.8
35+ years 45 40 90.7 73.1-97.2 5 9.3 2.8-26.9
Race
White 228 193 89.9 84.4-93.6 35 10.1 6.4-15.6
Black 144 121 85.0 75.4-91.3 23 15.0 8.7-24.6
Other 20 19 91.3 57.8-98.8 1 8.7 1.2-42.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 26 21 86.0 62.1-95.8 5 14.0 4.2-37.9
No 365 311 88.5 83.9-92.0 54 11.5 8.0-16.1
Education
< High School 107 91 85.8 74.7-92.5 16 14.2 7.5-25.3
High School 153 133 90.9 83.7-95.1 20 9.1 4.9-16.3
> High School 132 109 87.4 79.0-92.8 23 12.6 7.2-21.0
Marital Status
Married 188 160 88.1 81.5-92.6 28 11.9 7.4-18.5
Other 204 173 88.6 81.8-93.1 31 11.4 6.9-18.2
Income
14,999 or less 158 136 88.8 80.8-93.7 22 11.2 6.3-19.2
15,000-24,999 62 51 84.5 70.0-92.8 11 15.5 7.2-30.0
25,000-49,999 67 56 88.5 75.7-95.0 11 11.5 5.0-24.3
50,000 or more 74 65 90.8 79.9-96.1 9 9.2 3.9-20.1
WIC recipient
No 167 139 89.2 82.3-93.6 28 10.8 6.4-17.7
Yes 220 189 87.6 81.0-92.1 31 12.4 7.9-19.0
Medicaid recipient
No 125 106 91.7 84.4-95.8 19 8.3 4.2-15.6
Yes 267 227 87.0 81.1-91.2 40 13.0 8.8-18.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 185 149 81.2 75.1-86.0 36 18.8 14.0-24.9
2500+ grams 207 184 89.1 84.1-92.7 23 10.9 7.3-15.9

*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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