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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? MY BABY WAS SICK AND WAS NOT ABLE TO BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 230 98.0 95.0-99.2 10 2.0 0.8- 5.0
Age
< 20 years 39 39 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
20-24 years 67 59 93.7 84.0-97.7 8 6.3 2.3-16.0
25-34 years 105 103 99.5 98.1-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9
35+ years 29 29 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Race
White 133 128 98.6 95.5-99.6 5 1.4 0.4- 4.5
Black 95 92 97.2 88.3-99.4 3 2.8 0.6-11.7
Other 12 10 96.7 86.0-99.3 2 3.3 0.7-14.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 6 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 234 224 97.9 94.9-99.2 10 2.1 0.8- 5.1
Education
< High School 51 49 96.2 81.5-99.3 2 3.8 0.7-18.5
High School 102 99 99.3 97.7-99.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3
> High School 86 81 97.6 92.4-99.3 5 2.4 0.7- 7.6
Marital Status
Married 103 97 97.8 93.5-99.2 6 2.2 0.8- 6.5
Other 137 133 98.1 92.8-99.5 4 1.9 0.5- 7.2
Income
14,999 or less 69 68 97.3 83.2-99.6 1 2.7 0.4-16.8
15,000-24,999 74 71 98.1 92.6-99.5 3 1.9 0.5- 7.4
25,000-49,999 41 39 98.9 95.7-99.7 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3
50,000 or more 43 40 98.3 94.6-99.5 3 1.7 0.5- 5.4
WIC recipient
No 74 71 99.1 97.0-99.7 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0
Yes 166 159 97.5 93.1-99.1 7 2.5 0.9- 6.9
Medicaid recipient
No 72 68 98.7 96.4-99.5 4 1.3 0.5- 3.6
Yes 168 162 97.7 93.4-99.2 6 2.3 0.8- 6.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 86 91.7 84.2-95.8 8 8.3 4.2-15.8
2500+ grams 146 144 98.6 94.5-99.7 2 1.4 0.3- 5.5

*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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