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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 DID NOT WANT TO BE TIED DOWN*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 354 308 85.5 80.7-89.3 46 14.5 10.7-19.3
Age
< 20 years 61 52 81.7 67.8-90.4 9 18.3 9.6-32.2
20-24 years 115 96 84.5 75.3-90.7 19 15.5 9.3-24.7
25-34 years 139 122 85.2 76.9-90.9 17 14.8 9.1-23.1
35+ years 39 38 96.9 81.1-99.6 1 3.1 0.4-18.9
Race
White 201 173 83.6 76.9-88.7 28 16.4 11.3-23.1
Black 133 117 89.0 81.0-93.9 16 11.0 6.1-19.0
Other 20 18 82.9 52.2-95.5 2 17.1 4.5-47.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 24 99.1 94.1-99.9 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9
No 329 284 84.5 79.3-88.5 45 15.5 11.5-20.7
Education
< High School 104 93 89.3 80.3-94.5 11 10.7 5.5-19.7
High School 137 114 80.0 71.0-86.8 23 20.0 13.2-29.0
> High School 112 100 88.6 80.1-93.8 12 11.4 6.2-19.9
Marital Status
Married 154 134 84.6 76.6-90.2 20 15.4 9.8-23.4
Other 200 174 86.2 79.7-90.8 26 13.8 9.2-20.3
Income
14,999 or less 148 127 85.8 78.1-91.1 21 14.2 8.9-21.9
15,000-24,999 58 51 88.1 74.4-95.0 7 11.9 5.0-25.6
25,000-49,999 54 47 80.9 64.4-90.9 7 19.1 9.1-35.6
50,000 or more 61 51 80.7 67.1-89.5 10 19.3 10.5-32.9
WIC recipient
No 127 114 87.6 79.3-92.9 13 12.4 7.1-20.7
Yes 227 194 84.5 78.3-89.2 33 15.5 10.8-21.7
Medicaid recipient
No 98 83 81.5 70.9-88.8 15 18.5 11.2-29.1
Yes 256 225 87.0 81.4-91.1 31 13.0 8.9-18.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 120 108 89.8 83.0-94.1 12 10.2 5.9-17.0
2500+ grams 234 200 85.1 79.9-89.2 34 14.9 10.8-20.1

*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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