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2012 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 105 67 65.1 53.7-75.1 38 34.9 24.9-46.3
Age
< 20 years 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 39 26 64.4 45.1-79.9 13 35.6 20.1-54.9
25-34 years 47 28 59.2 42.4-74.1 19 40.8 25.9-57.6
35+ years 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 55 33 60.2 44.5-74.1 22 39.8 25.9-55.5
Non-Hispanic Black 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Education
< High School 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 27 18 53.8 31.8-74.4 *** *** ***
> High School 52 34 68.6 52.6-81.1 18 31.4 18.9-47.4
Marital Status
Married 48 31 61.4 45.3-75.4 17 38.6 24.6-54.7
Other 57 36 68.0 51.8-80.8 21 32.0 19.2-48.2
WIC recipient
No 28 20 66.3 44.8-82.7 *** *** ***
Yes 77 47 64.7 51.0-76.3 30 35.3 23.7-49.0
Medicaid recipient
No 28 19 67.5 46.9-83.0 *** *** ***
Yes 77 48 64.2 50.2-76.1 29 35.8 23.9-49.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 43 27 62.9 47.4-76.1 16 37.1 23.9-52.6
2500+ grams 62 40 65.4 52.6-76.3 22 34.6 23.7-47.4

*Asked only of mothers that did not breastfeed their baby after delivery.

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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