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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I WANTED OR NEEDED SOMEONE ELSE TO FEED THE BABY

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 512 88.3 84.6-91.3 70 11.7 8.7-15.4
Age
< 20 years 66 57 87.8 71.8-95.3 9 12.2 4.7-28.2
20-24 years 180 161 86.9 79.1-92.1 19 13.1 7.9-20.9
25-34 years 284 248 88.9 83.6-92.6 36 11.1 7.4-16.4
35+ years 52 46 91.5 76.1-97.3 6 8.5 2.7-23.9
Race
White 425 374 88.2 83.9-91.5 51 11.8 8.5-16.1
Black 135 122 92.1 83.4-96.4 13 7.9 3.6-16.6
Other 22 16 66.4 35.8-87.5 6 33.6 12.5-64.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 51 92.8 79.8-97.7 3 7.2 2.3-20.2
No 528 461 87.7 83.5-90.8 67 12.3 9.2-16.5
Education
< High School 106 94 87.6 77.0-93.7 12 12.4 6.3-23.0
High School 194 172 88.9 81.9-93.5 22 11.1 6.5-18.1
> High School 281 245 88.2 82.7-92.2 36 11.8 7.8-17.3
Marital Status
Married 384 333 86.8 81.9-90.5 51 13.2 9.5-18.1
Other 198 179 91.2 84.5-95.2 19 8.8 4.8-15.5
Income
15,999 or less 150 135 91.1 82.9-95.6 15 8.9 4.4-17.1
16,000-24,999 73 64 82.2 67.7-91.1 9 17.8 8.9-32.3
25,000-39,999 97 89 88.1 75.4-94.7 8 11.9 5.3-24.6
40,000 or more 208 176 88.2 81.9-92.5 32 11.8 7.5-18.1
WIC recipient
No 311 267 88.1 82.9-91.9 44 11.9 8.1-17.1
Yes 267 241 88.4 82.4-92.6 26 11.6 7.4-17.6
Medicaid recipient
No 301 260 88.3 83.1-92.1 41 11.7 7.9-16.9
Yes 281 252 88.4 82.4-92.5 29 11.6 7.5-17.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 236 88.0 83.8-91.2 34 12.0 8.8-16.2
2500+ grams 312 276 88.4 84.3-91.5 36 11.6 8.5-15.7

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 54. How old was your baby the first time you fed him or her anything besides breast milk? Include formula, baby food, juice, cow''s milk, water, sugar water, or anything else you fed your baby .

#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 22MAR05

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