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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 SICK OR ON MEDICINE*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 198 85.1 79.1-89.5 42 14.9 10.5-20.9
Age
< 20 years 39 34 93.6 78.2-98.3 5 6.4 1.7-21.8
20-24 years 67 57 88.9 76.9-95.0 10 11.1 5.0-23.1
25-34 years 105 83 77.2 66.5-85.2 22 22.8 14.8-33.5
35+ years 29 24 91.1 72.9-97.5 5 8.9 2.5-27.1
Race
White 133 110 85.5 77.8-90.9 23 14.5 9.1-22.2
Black 95 78 85.1 73.8-92.1 17 14.9 7.9-26.2
Other 12 10 79.9 45.4-95.0 2 20.1 5.0-54.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 6 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 234 192 84.6 78.5-89.2 42 15.4 10.8-21.5
Education
< High School 51 44 91.0 77.1-96.8 7 9.0 3.2-22.9
High School 102 90 92.2 84.1-96.3 12 7.8 3.7-15.9
> High School 86 63 71.8 59.6-81.5 23 28.2 18.5-40.4
Marital Status
Married 103 85 84.9 75.3-91.2 18 15.1 8.8-24.7
Other 137 113 85.2 76.9-90.8 24 14.8 9.2-23.1
Income
14,999 or less 69 59 88.1 75.3-94.7 10 11.9 5.3-24.7
15,000-24,999 74 58 83.1 71.8-90.4 16 16.9 9.6-28.2
25,000-49,999 41 33 83.1 65.2-92.8 8 16.9 7.2-34.8
50,000 or more 43 38 87.2 71.2-95.0 5 12.8 5.0-28.8
WIC recipient
No 74 62 82.9 71.0-90.6 12 17.1 9.4-29.0
Yes 166 136 86.0 78.7-91.1 30 14.0 8.9-21.3
Medicaid recipient
No 72 60 83.1 70.9-90.9 12 16.9 9.1-29.1
Yes 168 138 85.8 78.5-90.8 30 14.2 9.2-21.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 74 79.3 70.1-86.2 20 20.7 13.8-29.9
2500+ grams 146 124 85.7 79.0-90.5 22 14.3 9.5-21.0

*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.

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