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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I THOUGHT MY BABY WAS NOT GAINING ENOUGH WEIGHT

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 579 501 86.6 82.7-89.8 78 13.4 10.2-17.3
Age
< 20 years 76 67 87.8 73.9-94.8 9 12.2 5.2-26.1
20-24 years 156 142 89.4 81.3-94.2 14 10.6 5.8-18.7
25-34 years 276 226 83.3 77.0-88.2 50 16.7 11.8-23.0
35+ years 71 66 92.0 79.2-97.2 5 8.0 2.8-20.8
Race
White 406 352 87.4 82.9-90.8 54 12.6 9.2-17.1
Black 156 134 85.2 75.0-91.6 22 14.8 8.4-25.0
Other 17 15 78.9 44.6-94.5 2 21.1 5.5-55.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 74 64 88.3 76.4-94.6 10 11.7 5.4-23.6
No 505 437 86.3 82.0-89.8 68 13.7 10.2-18.0
Education
< High School 117 103 89.0 79.8-94.3 14 11.0 5.7-20.2
High School 182 159 86.8 78.8-92.1 23 13.2 7.9-21.2
> High School 279 238 85.2 79.0-89.8 41 14.8 10.2-21.0
Marital Status
Married 373 321 85.1 79.9-89.1 52 14.9 10.9-20.1
Other 206 180 89.8 83.1-94.0 26 10.2 6.0-16.9
Income
15,999 or less 165 146 91.4 83.8-95.6 19 8.6 4.4-16.2
16,000-24,999 87 71 82.0 69.4-90.2 16 18.0 9.8-30.6
25,000-39,999 84 75 92.3 82.0-96.9 9 7.7 3.1-18.0
40,000 or more 196 172 86.2 79.1-91.2 24 13.8 8.8-20.9
WIC recipient
No 306 274 89.2 83.9-92.9 32 10.8 7.1-16.1
Yes 269 224 84.1 77.6-88.9 45 15.9 11.1-22.4
Medicaid recipient
No 282 248 87.5 81.7-91.6 34 12.5 8.4-18.3
Yes 297 253 85.8 79.8-90.2 44 14.2 9.8-20.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 286 247 86.0 81.6-89.5 39 14.0 10.5-18.4
2500+ grams 293 254 86.7 82.3-90.1 39 13.3 9.9-17.7

#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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