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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I HAD TOO MANY HOUSEHOLD DUTIES

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 491 86.4 82.5-89.5 91 13.6 10.5-17.5
Age
< 20 years 66 55 87.5 72.4-94.9 11 12.5 5.1-27.6
20-24 years 180 153 85.4 77.5-90.8 27 14.6 9.2-22.5
25-34 years 284 238 86.0 80.4-90.2 46 14.0 9.8-19.6
35+ years 52 45 91.0 75.4-97.1 7 9.0 2.9-24.6
Race
White 425 362 85.8 81.2-89.4 63 14.2 10.6-18.8
Black 135 112 90.4 81.9-95.1 23 9.6 4.9-18.1
Other 22 17 76.1 43.6-92.9 5 23.9 7.1-56.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 48 87.1 72.8-94.4 6 12.9 5.6-27.2
No 528 443 86.3 82.2-89.6 85 13.7 10.4-17.8
Education
< High School 106 85 82.5 71.6-89.7 21 17.5 10.3-28.4
High School 194 165 86.7 79.4-91.7 29 13.3 8.3-20.6
> High School 281 240 87.9 82.5-91.8 41 12.1 8.2-17.5
Marital Status
Married 384 316 82.7 77.4-86.9 68 17.3 13.1-22.6
Other 198 175 93.3 87.4-96.5 23 6.7 3.5-12.6
Income
15,999 or less 150 124 87.6 79.2-92.9 26 12.4 7.1-20.8
16,000-24,999 73 59 79.9 65.8-89.1 14 20.1 10.9-34.2
25,000-39,999 97 84 86.5 74.7-93.3 13 13.5 6.7-25.3
40,000 or more 208 176 85.9 79.1-90.7 32 14.1 9.3-20.9
WIC recipient
No 311 266 87.8 82.6-91.6 45 12.2 8.4-17.4
Yes 267 221 84.7 78.4-89.4 46 15.3 10.6-21.6
Medicaid recipient
No 301 259 87.0 81.6-90.9 42 13.0 9.1-18.4
Yes 281 232 85.8 79.7-90.2 49 14.2 9.8-20.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 221 82.3 77.5-86.3 49 17.7 13.7-22.5
2500+ grams 312 270 86.7 82.5-90.1 42 13.3 9.9-17.5

*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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