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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? I HAD OTHER CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE OF*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 354 276 76.2 70.6-80.9 78 23.8 19.1-29.4
Age
< 20 years 61 55 91.1 78.6-96.6 6 8.9 3.4-21.4
20-24 years 115 83 68.9 58.3-77.8 32 31.1 22.2-41.7
25-34 years 139 105 73.6 64.3-81.2 34 26.4 18.8-35.7
35+ years 39 33 83.7 67.2-92.8 6 16.3 7.2-32.8
Race
White 201 158 76.9 69.6-82.9 43 23.1 17.1-30.4
Black 133 100 74.0 64.2-81.8 33 26.0 18.2-35.8
Other 20 18 82.9 52.2-95.5 2 17.1 4.5-47.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 23 94.1 73.3-98.9 2 5.9 1.1-26.7
No 329 253 74.8 68.9-79.8 76 25.2 20.2-31.1
Education
< High School 104 78 75.7 65.1-83.9 26 24.3 16.1-34.9
High School 137 109 75.1 65.5-82.7 28 24.9 17.3-34.5
> High School 112 88 77.9 68.1-85.3 24 22.1 14.7-31.9
Marital Status
Married 154 111 67.3 58.1-75.3 43 32.7 24.7-41.9
Other 200 165 82.4 75.4-87.7 35 17.6 12.3-24.6
Income
14,999 or less 148 121 83.3 75.2-89.1 27 16.7 10.9-24.8
15,000-24,999 58 43 65.5 50.0-78.3 15 34.5 21.7-50.0
25,000-49,999 54 38 64.4 48.2-77.8 16 35.6 22.2-51.8
50,000 or more 61 48 74.3 60.2-84.6 13 25.7 15.4-39.8
WIC recipient
No 127 98 75.0 65.3-82.7 29 25.0 17.3-34.7
Yes 227 178 76.7 69.7-82.5 49 23.3 17.5-30.3
Medicaid recipient
No 98 76 73.4 62.3-82.1 22 26.6 17.9-37.7
Yes 256 200 77.2 70.6-82.6 56 22.8 17.4-29.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 120 97 80.3 72.3-86.5 23 19.7 13.5-27.7
2500+ grams 234 179 75.8 69.8-80.9 55 24.2 19.1-30.2

*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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