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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 TOO MANY HOUSEHOLD DUTIES*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 354 315 86.7 82.0-90.4 39 13.3 9.6-18.0
Age
< 20 years 61 56 89.9 76.8-96.0 5 10.1 4.0-23.2
20-24 years 115 104 89.3 80.7-94.3 11 10.7 5.7-19.3
25-34 years 139 118 81.3 72.3-87.8 21 18.7 12.2-27.7
35+ years 39 37 93.3 76.8-98.3 2 6.7 1.7-23.2
Race
White 201 180 88.5 82.4-92.7 21 11.5 7.3-17.6
Black 133 117 84.5 75.5-90.6 16 15.5 9.4-24.5
Other 20 18 82.9 52.2-95.5 2 17.1 4.5-47.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 24 94.9 71.6-99.3 1 5.1 0.7-28.4
No 329 291 86.1 81.0-90.0 38 13.9 10.0-19.0
Education
< High School 104 94 88.4 79.0-93.9 10 11.6 6.1-21.0
High School 137 118 81.3 72.2-87.9 19 18.7 12.1-27.8
> High School 112 102 92.2 84.9-96.2 10 7.8 3.8-15.1
Marital Status
Married 154 134 84.1 76.0-89.9 20 15.9 10.1-24.0
Other 200 181 88.6 82.2-92.8 19 11.4 7.2-17.8
Income
14,999 or less 148 133 88.3 80.7-93.2 15 11.7 6.8-19.3
15,000-24,999 58 49 81.9 67.4-90.8 9 18.1 9.2-32.6
25,000-49,999 54 44 76.6 60.5-87.5 10 23.4 12.5-39.5
50,000 or more 61 57 91.6 79.6-96.8 4 8.4 3.2-20.4
WIC recipient
No 127 115 89.1 80.9-94.1 12 10.9 5.9-19.1
Yes 227 200 85.6 79.4-90.2 27 14.4 9.8-20.6
Medicaid recipient
No 98 90 89.9 80.5-95.0 8 10.1 5.0-19.5
Yes 256 225 85.6 79.7-90.0 31 14.4 10.0-20.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 120 112 93.4 87.4-96.6 8 6.6 3.4-12.6
2500+ grams 234 203 86.1 80.9-90.1 31 13.9 9.9-19.1

*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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