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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your or your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY NIPPLES WERE SORE, CRACKED, OR BLEEDING

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 476 80.9 76.5-84.6 106 19.1 15.4-23.5
Age
< 20 years 66 48 72.6 55.4-85.0 18 27.4 15.0-44.6
20-24 years 180 145 81.5 73.4-87.6 35 18.5 12.4-26.6
25-34 years 284 239 83.3 77.2-88.0 45 16.7 12.0-22.8
35+ years 52 44 74.6 55.9-87.1 8 25.4 12.9-44.1
Race
White 425 365 84.3 79.6-88.1 60 15.7 11.9-20.4
Black 135 96 69.9 58.2-79.5 39 30.1 20.5-41.8
Other 22 15 64.0 33.9-86.1 7 36.0 13.9-66.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 51 97.4 87.6-99.5 3 2.6 0.5-12.4
No 528 425 78.3 73.4-82.5 103 21.7 17.5-26.6
Education
< High School 106 85 83.7 73.1-90.6 21 16.3 9.4-26.9
High School 194 156 79.2 70.9-85.7 38 20.8 14.3-29.1
> High School 281 234 80.8 74.3-86.0 47 19.2 14.0-25.7
Marital Status
Married 384 322 82.2 76.9-86.5 62 17.8 13.5-23.1
Other 198 154 78.4 70.1-84.9 44 21.6 15.1-29.9
Income
15,999 or less 150 117 80.7 71.3-87.5 33 19.3 12.5-28.7
16,000-24,999 73 63 82.2 68.2-90.9 10 17.8 9.1-31.8
25,000-39,999 97 81 77.9 64.5-87.3 16 22.1 12.7-35.5
40,000 or more 208 171 81.5 74.1-87.1 37 18.5 12.9-25.9
WIC recipient
No 311 258 80.3 74.1-85.4 53 19.7 14.6-25.9
Yes 267 214 81.2 74.5-86.4 53 18.8 13.6-25.5
Medicaid recipient
No 301 252 82.6 76.6-87.2 49 17.4 12.8-23.4
Yes 281 224 79.1 72.3-84.7 57 20.9 15.3-27.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 224 82.2 77.2-86.3 46 17.8 13.7-22.8
2500+ grams 312 252 80.8 76.0-84.8 60 19.2 15.2-24.0

*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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