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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 WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 354 282 77.3 71.8-82.0 72 22.7 18.0-28.2
Age
< 20 years 61 46 74.4 60.0-84.9 15 25.6 15.1-40.0
20-24 years 115 86 73.5 63.3-81.8 29 26.5 18.2-36.7
25-34 years 139 116 80.4 71.4-87.0 23 19.6 13.0-28.6
35+ years 39 34 83.4 65.9-92.9 5 16.6 7.1-34.1
Race
White 201 167 81.7 74.9-87.0 34 18.3 13.0-25.1
Black 133 103 72.0 62.0-80.2 30 28.0 19.8-38.0
Other 20 12 65.3 39.3-84.5 8 34.7 15.5-60.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 25 21 86.5 64.1-95.9 4 13.5 4.1-35.9
No 329 261 76.6 70.8-81.5 68 23.4 18.5-29.2
Education
< High School 104 86 79.2 68.8-86.8 18 20.8 13.2-31.2
High School 137 108 78.5 69.4-85.4 29 21.5 14.6-30.6
> High School 112 87 73.2 62.6-81.6 25 26.8 18.4-37.4
Marital Status
Married 154 131 84.6 76.8-90.1 23 15.4 9.9-23.2
Other 200 151 72.2 64.5-78.8 49 27.8 21.2-35.5
Income
14,999 or less 148 111 71.9 62.8-79.4 37 28.1 20.6-37.2
15,000-24,999 58 48 83.6 69.7-91.9 10 16.4 8.1-30.3
25,000-49,999 54 44 75.2 58.7-86.6 10 24.8 13.4-41.3
50,000 or more 61 50 82.5 69.5-90.7 11 17.5 9.3-30.5
WIC recipient
No 127 106 81.4 72.1-88.1 21 18.6 11.9-27.9
Yes 227 176 75.3 68.3-81.2 51 24.7 18.8-31.7
Medicaid recipient
No 98 83 81.7 71.2-88.9 15 18.3 11.1-28.8
Yes 256 199 75.7 69.1-81.3 57 24.3 18.7-30.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 120 101 83.5 75.8-89.2 19 16.5 10.8-24.2
2500+ grams 234 181 76.7 70.8-81.8 53 23.3 18.2-29.2

*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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