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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 WAS EMBARRASSED TO BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 354 328 91.5 87.4-94.3 26 8.5 5.7-12.6
Age
< 20 years 61 54 89.0 76.3-95.3 7 11.0 4.7-23.7
20-24 years 115 109 95.8 89.2-98.4 6 4.2 1.6-10.8
25-34 years 139 126 86.7 78.4-92.1 13 13.3 7.9-21.6
35+ years 39 39 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Race
White 201 187 92.4 87.0-95.6 14 7.6 4.4-13.0
Black 133 122 90.1 82.1-94.8 11 9.9 5.2-17.9
Other 20 19 91.4 58.5-98.8 1 8.6 1.2-41.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 23 94.1 73.3-98.9 2 5.9 1.1-26.7
No 329 305 91.3 87.0-94.3 24 8.7 5.7-13.0
Education
< High School 104 96 90.0 80.9-95.1 8 10.0 4.9-19.1
High School 137 127 93.0 86.2-96.5 10 7.0 3.5-13.8
> High School 112 104 91.1 82.7-95.6 8 8.9 4.4-17.3
Marital Status
Married 154 146 94.4 88.5-97.4 8 5.6 2.6-11.5
Other 200 182 89.5 83.3-93.5 18 10.5 6.5-16.7
Income
14,999 or less 148 137 91.7 84.8-95.6 11 8.3 4.4-15.2
15,000-24,999 58 56 95.2 82.7-98.8 2 4.8 1.2-17.3
25,000-49,999 54 47 86.2 70.9-94.1 7 13.8 5.9-29.1
50,000 or more 61 58 93.8 82.6-98.0 3 6.2 2.0-17.4
WIC recipient
No 127 121 94.6 88.1-97.7 6 5.4 2.3-11.9
Yes 227 207 90.0 84.4-93.7 20 10.0 6.3-15.6
Medicaid recipient
No 98 91 91.6 82.7-96.1 7 8.4 3.9-17.3
Yes 256 237 91.5 86.5-94.7 19 8.5 5.3-13.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 120 114 94.7 88.9-97.6 6 5.3 2.4-11.1
2500+ grams 234 214 91.2 86.7-94.3 20 8.8 5.7-13.3

*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.

This page was generated on 20MAY10

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