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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY HAD DIFFICULTY NURSING

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 579 389 69.1 64.1-73.7 190 30.9 26.3-35.9
Age
< 20 years 76 50 67.4 52.0-79.8 26 32.6 20.2-48.0
20-24 years 156 112 67.8 57.9-76.4 44 32.2 23.6-42.1
25-34 years 276 178 70.2 63.0-76.5 98 29.8 23.5-37.0
35+ years 71 49 69.8 54.8-81.5 22 30.2 18.5-45.2
Race
White 406 273 70.9 65.2-76.0 133 29.1 24.0-34.8
Black 156 104 64.7 53.2-74.7 52 35.3 25.3-46.8
Other 17 12 56.6 27.6-81.7 5 43.4 18.3-72.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 74 56 80.3 67.4-89.0 18 19.7 11.0-32.6
No 505 333 67.2 61.7-72.3 172 32.8 27.7-38.3
Education
< High School 117 84 72.1 61.1-80.9 33 27.9 19.1-38.9
High School 182 117 66.3 56.7-74.7 65 33.7 25.3-43.3
> High School 279 187 69.3 62.0-75.7 92 30.7 24.3-38.0
Marital Status
Married 373 244 67.9 61.7-73.5 129 32.1 26.5-38.3
Other 206 145 71.7 62.7-79.1 61 28.3 20.9-37.3
Income
15,999 or less 165 119 75.0 64.8-83.1 46 25.0 16.9-35.2
16,000-24,999 87 59 68.6 55.1-79.5 28 31.4 20.5-44.9
25,000-39,999 84 50 62.5 48.7-74.5 34 37.5 25.5-51.3
40,000 or more 196 134 70.1 61.8-77.3 62 29.9 22.7-38.2
WIC recipient
No 306 208 68.9 62.0-75.1 98 31.1 24.9-38.0
Yes 269 178 68.7 61.2-75.4 91 31.3 24.6-38.8
Medicaid recipient
No 282 177 66.1 58.9-72.6 105 33.9 27.4-41.1
Yes 297 212 72.2 65.1-78.4 85 27.8 21.6-34.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 286 185 65.4 59.9-70.6 101 34.6 29.4-40.1
2500+ grams 293 204 69.5 64.0-74.5 89 30.5 25.5-36.0

#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 23JUL04

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