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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 TRIED BUT IT WAS TOO HARD*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 207 87.3 81.3-91.6 33 12.7 8.4-18.7
Age
< 20 years 39 30 78.5 59.7-90.0 9 21.5 10.0-40.3
20-24 years 67 56 85.2 71.6-93.0 11 14.8 7.0-28.4
25-34 years 105 94 91.5 83.0-95.9 11 8.5 4.1-17.0
35+ years 29 27 91.5 71.5-97.9 2 8.5 2.1-28.5
Race
White 133 117 88.8 81.1-93.6 16 11.2 6.4-18.9
Black 95 79 84.6 72.7-91.8 16 15.4 8.2-27.3
Other 12 11 90.0 53.0-98.6 1 10.0 1.4-47.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 6 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 234 201 86.9 80.8-91.3 33 13.1 8.7-19.2
Education
< High School 51 44 83.5 67.0-92.7 7 16.5 7.3-33.0
High School 102 87 89.7 80.9-94.8 15 10.3 5.2-19.1
> High School 86 75 86.8 75.7-93.3 11 13.2 6.7-24.3
Marital Status
Married 103 87 85.0 74.8-91.5 16 15.0 8.5-25.2
Other 137 120 88.8 80.6-93.8 17 11.2 6.2-19.4
Income
14,999 or less 69 57 81.4 66.8-90.5 12 18.6 9.5-33.2
15,000-24,999 74 64 88.5 77.8-94.4 10 11.5 5.6-22.2
25,000-49,999 41 34 88.5 71.0-96.0 7 11.5 4.0-29.0
50,000 or more 43 40 91.9 77.7-97.4 3 8.1 2.6-22.3
WIC recipient
No 74 65 90.2 80.3-95.4 9 9.8 4.6-19.7
Yes 166 142 86.0 78.2-91.4 24 14.0 8.6-21.8
Medicaid recipient
No 72 61 85.8 73.6-92.9 11 14.2 7.1-26.4
Yes 168 146 87.8 80.5-92.7 22 12.2 7.3-19.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 78 83.0 74.1-89.3 16 17.0 10.7-25.9
2500+ grams 146 129 87.7 81.1-92.3 17 12.3 7.7-18.9

*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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