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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 TOO MANY HOUSEHOLD DUTIES*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 208 87.7 81.9-91.8 32 12.3 8.2-18.1
Age
< 20 years 39 35 93.7 78.0-98.4 4 6.3 1.6-22.0
20-24 years 67 59 90.8 78.8-96.3 8 9.2 3.7-21.2
25-34 years 105 87 81.4 70.9-88.7 18 18.6 11.3-29.1
35+ years 29 27 93.7 71.8-98.8 2 6.3 1.2-28.2
Race
White 133 115 85.3 76.8-91.0 18 14.7 9.0-23.2
Black 95 85 95.1 88.2-98.1 10 4.9 1.9-11.8
Other 12 8 62.8 30.4-86.7 4 37.2 13.3-69.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 5 73.3 23.1-96.2 1 26.7 3.8-76.9
No 234 203 88.1 82.4-92.1 31 11.9 7.9-17.6
Education
< High School 51 40 80.6 64.2-90.6 11 19.4 9.4-35.8
High School 102 87 84.8 75.0-91.2 15 15.2 8.8-25.0
> High School 86 80 96.2 89.9-98.6 6 3.8 1.4-10.1
Marital Status
Married 103 88 84.7 74.3-91.4 15 15.3 8.6-25.7
Other 137 120 89.6 82.1-94.2 17 10.4 5.8-17.9
Income
14,999 or less 69 57 85.9 72.5-93.3 12 14.1 6.7-27.5
15,000-24,999 74 64 89.0 78.9-94.6 10 11.0 5.4-21.1
25,000-49,999 41 34 82.4 63.6-92.6 7 17.6 7.4-36.4
50,000 or more 43 40 90.4 74.1-96.8 3 9.6 3.2-25.9
WIC recipient
No 74 65 88.9 77.9-94.8 9 11.1 5.2-22.1
Yes 166 143 87.1 79.8-92.1 23 12.9 7.9-20.2
Medicaid recipient
No 72 65 91.0 80.4-96.2 7 9.0 3.8-19.6
Yes 168 143 86.4 79.1-91.5 25 13.6 8.5-20.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 79 82.5 73.2-89.1 15 17.5 10.9-26.8
2500+ grams 146 129 88.2 81.7-92.6 17 11.8 7.4-18.3

*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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