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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 WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 392 303 77.1 71.4-82.0 89 22.9 18.0-28.6
Age
< 20 years 61 44 75.4 59.9-86.3 17 24.6 13.7-40.1
20-24 years 111 87 77.6 66.1-86.0 24 22.4 14.0-33.9
25-34 years 175 138 79.8 71.2-86.2 37 20.2 13.8-28.8
35+ years 45 34 66.9 46.4-82.5 11 33.1 17.5-53.6
Race
White 228 181 78.8 71.6-84.6 47 21.2 15.4-28.4
Black 144 106 71.6 60.5-80.6 38 28.4 19.4-39.5
Other 20 16 90.2 64.8-97.9 4 9.8 2.1-35.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 26 21 70.1 45.6-86.8 5 29.9 13.2-54.4
No 365 281 77.6 71.7-82.6 84 22.4 17.4-28.3
Education
< High School 107 79 74.4 62.3-83.7 28 25.6 16.3-37.7
High School 153 124 79.6 70.4-86.5 29 20.4 13.5-29.6
> High School 132 100 76.3 66.0-84.2 32 23.7 15.8-34.0
Marital Status
Married 188 150 78.7 70.7-85.0 38 21.3 15.0-29.3
Other 204 153 75.8 67.2-82.6 51 24.2 17.4-32.8
Income
14,999 or less 158 124 75.3 65.3-83.1 34 24.7 16.9-34.7
15,000-24,999 62 46 79.1 63.5-89.1 16 20.9 10.9-36.5
25,000-49,999 67 47 76.3 62.0-86.4 20 23.7 13.6-38.0
50,000 or more 74 58 75.3 60.9-85.6 16 24.7 14.4-39.1
WIC recipient
No 167 129 79.0 70.1-85.8 38 21.0 14.2-29.9
Yes 220 169 75.4 67.5-81.9 51 24.6 18.1-32.5
Medicaid recipient
No 125 97 75.1 64.2-83.5 28 24.9 16.5-35.8
Yes 267 206 78.0 71.1-83.7 61 22.0 16.3-28.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 185 143 77.4 71.0-82.8 42 22.6 17.2-29.0
2500+ grams 207 160 77.1 70.9-82.4 47 22.9 17.6-29.1

*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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