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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 WAS EMBARRASSED TO BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 235 98.0 94.7-99.3 5 2.0 0.7- 5.3
Age
< 20 years 39 39 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
20-24 years 67 66 99.6 97.2-99.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
25-34 years 105 102 97.0 89.9-99.1 3 3.0 0.9-10.1
35+ years 29 28 94.6 70.1-99.2 1 5.4 0.8-29.9
Race
White 133 128 96.5 90.9-98.7 5 3.5 1.3- 9.1
Black 95 95 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Other 12 12 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 6 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 234 229 98.0 94.6-99.3 5 2.0 0.7- 5.4
Education
< High School 51 49 99.0 96.0-99.7 2 1.0 0.3- 4.0
High School 102 99 95.9 88.2-98.7 3 4.1 1.3-11.8
> High School 86 86 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Marital Status
Married 103 99 96.5 89.2-98.9 4 3.5 1.1-10.8
Other 137 136 99.0 93.6-99.9 1 1.0 0.1- 6.4
Income
14,999 or less 69 69 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
15,000-24,999 74 71 96.4 88.0-99.0 3 3.6 1.0-12.0
25,000-49,999 41 40 99.2 94.8-99.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2
50,000 or more 43 42 96.5 79.3-99.5 1 3.5 0.5-20.7
WIC recipient
No 74 73 98.1 87.6-99.7 1 1.9 0.3-12.4
Yes 166 162 98.0 93.8-99.4 4 2.0 0.6- 6.2
Medicaid recipient
No 72 70 97.4 87.5-99.5 2 2.6 0.5-12.5
Yes 168 165 98.3 94.0-99.5 3 1.7 0.5- 6.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 92 97.5 90.7-99.3 2 2.5 0.7- 9.3
2500+ grams 146 143 98.1 94.2-99.4 3 1.9 0.6- 5.8

*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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