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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for not breastfeeding your new baby? I WANTED MY BODY BACK TO MYSELF*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 220 88.0 81.9-92.2 20 12.0 7.8-18.1
Age
< 20 years 39 37 92.5 74.4-98.1 2 7.5 1.9-25.6
20-24 years 67 61 88.7 75.8-95.1 6 11.3 4.9-24.2
25-34 years 105 95 85.7 75.4-92.2 10 14.3 7.8-24.6
35+ years 29 27 87.2 60.9-96.8 2 12.8 3.2-39.1
Race
White 133 121 87.9 79.9-93.0 12 12.1 7.0-20.1
Black 95 88 87.9 76.0-94.4 7 12.1 5.6-24.0
Other 12 11 88.6 49.4-98.4 1 11.4 1.6-50.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 6 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 234 214 87.6 81.4-92.0 20 12.4 8.0-18.6
Education
< High School 51 49 93.4 77.3-98.3 2 6.6 1.7-22.7
High School 102 91 85.0 74.5-91.7 11 15.0 8.3-25.5
> High School 86 79 87.9 76.5-94.2 7 12.1 5.8-23.5
Marital Status
Married 103 96 90.0 80.3-95.2 7 10.0 4.8-19.7
Other 137 124 86.7 78.1-92.2 13 13.3 7.8-21.9
Income
14,999 or less 69 66 94.1 81.0-98.4 3 5.9 1.6-19.0
15,000-24,999 74 65 84.4 72.6-91.8 9 15.6 8.2-27.4
25,000-49,999 41 38 85.9 64.7-95.3 3 14.1 4.7-35.3
50,000 or more 43 39 87.7 71.5-95.3 4 12.3 4.7-28.5
WIC recipient
No 74 69 91.2 80.5-96.3 5 8.8 3.7-19.5
Yes 166 151 86.6 78.7-91.9 15 13.4 8.1-21.3
Medicaid recipient
No 72 67 89.4 76.7-95.5 5 10.6 4.5-23.3
Yes 168 153 87.5 80.0-92.4 15 12.5 7.6-20.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 93 98.7 91.9-99.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.1
2500+ grams 146 127 86.8 80.2-91.5 19 13.2 8.5-19.8

*Asked only of mothers that did not breastfeed their baby after delivery.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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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