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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 HAD OTHER CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE OF*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 185 77.4 70.6-83.1 55 22.6 16.9-29.4
Age
< 20 years 39 33 85.1 66.2-94.3 6 14.9 5.7-33.8
20-24 years 67 52 80.0 66.1-89.1 15 20.0 10.9-33.9
25-34 years 105 75 69.5 58.4-78.8 30 30.5 21.2-41.6
35+ years 29 25 88.5 68.1-96.5 4 11.5 3.5-31.9
Race
White 133 100 72.9 63.4-80.7 33 27.1 19.3-36.6
Black 95 78 86.8 76.1-93.1 17 13.2 6.9-23.9
Other 12 7 61.6 29.7-85.9 5 38.4 14.1-70.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 5 73.3 23.1-96.2 1 26.7 3.8-76.9
No 234 180 77.5 70.6-83.2 54 22.5 16.8-29.4
Education
< High School 51 35 69.8 52.7-82.7 16 30.2 17.3-47.3
High School 102 79 76.7 65.8-84.9 23 23.3 15.1-34.2
> High School 86 70 83.6 73.1-90.6 16 16.4 9.4-26.9
Marital Status
Married 103 74 73.2 62.2-81.9 29 26.8 18.1-37.8
Other 137 111 80.2 70.9-87.0 26 19.8 13.0-29.1
Income
14,999 or less 69 55 78.8 64.2-88.5 14 21.2 11.5-35.8
15,000-24,999 74 58 79.6 67.6-87.9 16 20.4 12.1-32.4
25,000-49,999 41 28 69.2 49.9-83.6 13 30.8 16.4-50.1
50,000 or more 43 35 82.1 66.4-91.5 8 17.9 8.5-33.6
WIC recipient
No 74 60 82.0 69.9-90.0 14 18.0 10.0-30.1
Yes 166 125 75.5 66.8-82.4 41 24.5 17.6-33.2
Medicaid recipient
No 72 56 80.6 68.3-89.0 16 19.4 11.0-31.7
Yes 168 129 76.3 67.8-83.1 39 23.7 16.9-32.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 72 75.7 65.9-83.3 22 24.3 16.7-34.1
2500+ grams 146 113 77.6 70.0-83.7 33 22.4 16.3-30.0

*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.

This page was generated on 28JUL11

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