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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 DID NOT WANT TO *

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 240 142 55.2 47.7-62.6 98 44.8 37.4-52.3
Age
< 20 years 39 18 43.9 26.8-62.5 21 56.1 37.5-73.2
20-24 years 67 46 68.0 53.5-79.7 21 32.0 20.3-46.5
25-34 years 105 60 51.3 40.2-62.2 45 48.7 37.8-59.8
35+ years 29 18 55.5 33.4-75.7 11 44.5 24.3-66.6
Race
White 133 78 54.7 45.1-64.1 55 45.3 35.9-54.9
Black 95 56 56.1 43.0-68.3 39 43.9 31.7-57.0
Other 12 8 54.9 24.7-81.8 4 45.1 18.2-75.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 6 3 42.6 10.7-82.1 3 57.4 17.9-89.3
No 234 139 55.6 47.9-63.1 95 44.4 36.9-52.1
Education
< High School 51 29 53.0 36.6-68.9 22 47.0 31.1-63.4
High School 102 54 46.6 35.4-58.2 48 53.4 41.8-64.6
> High School 86 58 67.6 55.7-77.6 28 32.4 22.4-44.3
Marital Status
Married 103 70 63.2 51.9-73.3 33 36.8 26.7-48.1
Other 137 72 50.0 40.1-60.0 65 50.0 40.0-59.9
Income
14,999 or less 69 42 58.6 43.8-72.0 27 41.4 28.0-56.2
15,000-24,999 74 39 49.5 36.8-62.2 35 50.5 37.8-63.2
25,000-49,999 41 24 50.4 32.2-68.5 17 49.6 31.5-67.8
50,000 or more 43 27 61.5 44.9-75.7 16 38.5 24.3-55.1
WIC recipient
No 74 51 67.4 54.4-78.1 23 32.6 21.9-45.6
Yes 166 91 50.1 40.9-59.2 75 49.9 40.8-59.1
Medicaid recipient
No 72 49 68.7 55.6-79.3 23 31.3 20.7-44.4
Yes 168 93 50.4 41.3-59.3 75 49.6 40.7-58.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 94 62 65.5 55.4-74.3 32 34.5 25.7-44.6
2500+ grams 146 80 54.2 45.9-62.2 66 45.8 37.8-54.1

*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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