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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 SICK OR ON MEDICINE*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 354 296 85.7 81.1-89.3 58 14.3 10.7-18.9
Age
< 20 years 61 56 89.7 77.6-95.7 5 10.3 4.3-22.4
20-24 years 115 101 87.5 78.9-92.9 14 12.5 7.1-21.1
25-34 years 139 110 83.0 74.7-88.9 29 17.0 11.1-25.3
35+ years 39 29 82.6 66.6-91.9 10 17.4 8.1-33.4
Race
White 201 173 86.9 80.8-91.2 28 13.1 8.8-19.2
Black 133 108 85.2 77.0-90.8 25 14.8 9.2-23.0
Other 20 15 75.5 48.1-91.1 5 24.5 8.9-51.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 23 94.2 73.2-99.0 2 5.8 1.0-26.8
No 329 273 85.0 80.1-88.8 56 15.0 11.2-19.9
Education
< High School 104 94 92.2 84.2-96.3 10 7.8 3.7-15.8
High School 137 110 79.7 71.0-86.3 27 20.3 13.7-29.0
> High School 112 91 86.2 77.7-91.8 21 13.8 8.2-22.3
Marital Status
Married 154 127 85.6 78.3-90.8 27 14.4 9.2-21.7
Other 200 169 85.7 79.4-90.3 31 14.3 9.7-20.6
Income
14,999 or less 148 122 83.9 76.1-89.5 26 16.1 10.5-23.9
15,000-24,999 58 49 88.4 75.8-94.9 9 11.6 5.1-24.2
25,000-49,999 54 47 85.8 71.2-93.6 7 14.2 6.4-28.8
50,000 or more 61 49 84.5 71.9-92.1 12 15.5 7.9-28.1
WIC recipient
No 127 103 85.3 77.2-90.9 24 14.7 9.1-22.8
Yes 227 193 85.8 79.9-90.2 34 14.2 9.8-20.1
Medicaid recipient
No 98 83 88.9 80.4-94.0 15 11.1 6.0-19.6
Yes 256 213 84.5 78.8-88.8 43 15.5 11.2-21.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 120 95 80.0 72.2-86.1 25 20.0 13.9-27.8
2500+ grams 234 201 86.2 81.2-90.0 33 13.8 10.0-18.8

*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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