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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 WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 216 87.2 81.0-91.6 24 12.8 8.4-19.0
Age
< 20 years 39 35 90.3 71.8-97.2 4 9.7 2.8-28.2
20-24 years 67 59 84.4 70.3-92.5 8 15.6 7.5-29.7
25-34 years 105 95 86.6 76.7-92.7 10 13.4 7.3-23.3
35+ years 29 27 91.7 64.4-98.5 2 8.3 1.5-35.6
Race
White 133 121 89.7 82.0-94.3 12 10.3 5.7-18.0
Black 95 84 83.2 70.6-91.0 11 16.8 9.0-29.4
Other 12 11 88.6 49.4-98.4 1 11.4 1.6-50.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 6 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 234 210 86.8 80.4-91.3 24 13.2 8.7-19.6
Education
< High School 51 44 82.7 65.7-92.2 7 17.3 7.8-34.3
High School 102 91 86.7 76.3-93.0 11 13.3 7.0-23.7
> High School 86 80 91.0 81.0-96.0 6 9.0 4.0-19.0
Marital Status
Married 103 96 91.1 82.5-95.8 7 8.9 4.2-17.5
Other 137 120 84.6 75.5-90.8 17 15.4 9.2-24.5
Income
14,999 or less 69 62 88.7 75.3-95.3 7 11.3 4.7-24.7
15,000-24,999 74 69 90.0 78.2-95.8 5 10.0 4.2-21.8
25,000-49,999 41 34 76.9 56.3-89.5 7 23.1 10.5-43.7
50,000 or more 43 38 85.7 69.9-93.9 5 14.3 6.1-30.1
WIC recipient
No 74 65 84.9 72.6-92.2 9 15.1 7.8-27.4
Yes 166 151 88.2 80.4-93.1 15 11.8 6.9-19.6
Medicaid recipient
No 72 63 82.1 69.0-90.5 9 17.9 9.5-31.0
Yes 168 153 89.0 81.5-93.7 15 11.0 6.3-18.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 89 94.4 87.4-97.6 5 5.6 2.4-12.6
2500+ grams 146 127 86.4 79.6-91.2 19 13.6 8.8-20.4

*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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