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2008 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 354 335 97.8 96.1-98.8 19 2.2 1.2- 3.9
Age
< 20 years 61 57 98.4 95.7-99.4 4 1.6 0.6- 4.3
20-24 years 115 110 98.9 97.5-99.6 5 1.1 0.4- 2.5
25-34 years 139 130 96.3 91.5-98.4 9 3.7 1.6- 8.5
35+ years 39 38 99.2 94.8-99.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2
Race
White 201 187 96.9 93.9-98.5 14 3.1 1.5- 6.1
Black 133 128 99.0 97.6-99.6 5 1.0 0.4- 2.4
Other 20 20 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 25 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 329 310 97.7 95.8-98.7 19 2.3 1.3- 4.2
Education
< High School 104 97 98.4 96.7-99.2 7 1.6 0.8- 3.3
High School 137 130 98.0 94.6-99.3 7 2.0 0.7- 5.4
> High School 112 108 98.2 93.7-99.5 4 1.8 0.5- 6.3
Marital Status
Married 154 147 97.6 93.7-99.1 7 2.4 0.9- 6.3
Other 200 188 98.0 95.9-99.0 12 2.0 1.0- 4.1
Income
14,999 or less 148 140 98.0 95.0-99.2 8 2.0 0.8- 5.0
15,000-24,999 58 57 99.6 97.5-99.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5
25,000-49,999 54 48 97.3 93.8-98.8 6 2.7 1.2- 6.2
50,000 or more 61 59 95.8 84.7-98.9 2 4.2 1.1-15.3
WIC recipient
No 127 118 95.6 90.0-98.1 9 4.4 1.9-10.0
Yes 227 217 98.9 98.0-99.4 10 1.1 0.6- 2.0
Medicaid recipient
No 98 94 97.1 90.7-99.1 4 2.9 0.9- 9.3
Yes 256 241 98.1 96.4-99.0 15 1.9 1.0- 3.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 120 104 86.5 79.2-91.5 16 13.5 8.5-20.8
2500+ grams 234 231 98.9 96.5-99.6 3 1.1 0.4- 3.5

*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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