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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO STOP BREASTFEEDING

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 488 84.5 80.4-87.8 94 15.5 12.2-19.6
Age
< 20 years 66 57 91.1 77.2-96.9 9 8.9 3.1-22.8
20-24 years 180 147 83.2 75.3-89.0 33 16.8 11.0-24.7
25-34 years 284 245 85.0 79.1-89.5 39 15.0 10.5-20.9
35+ years 52 39 77.5 60.2-88.7 13 22.5 11.3-39.8
Race
White 425 355 83.7 78.9-87.6 70 16.3 12.4-21.1
Black 135 115 88.2 79.0-93.8 20 11.8 6.2-21.0
Other 22 18 80.6 49.8-94.6 4 19.4 5.4-50.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 44 78.2 63.3-88.2 10 21.8 11.8-36.7
No 528 444 85.5 81.3-88.9 84 14.5 11.1-18.7
Education
< High School 106 86 81.0 69.9-88.7 20 19.0 11.3-30.1
High School 194 166 89.0 82.4-93.4 28 11.0 6.6-17.6
> High School 281 235 82.6 76.3-87.5 46 17.4 12.5-23.7
Marital Status
Married 384 316 81.0 75.5-85.5 68 19.0 14.5-24.5
Other 198 172 91.0 84.8-94.8 26 9.0 5.2-15.2
Income
15,999 or less 150 130 89.9 82.1-94.6 20 10.1 5.4-17.9
16,000-24,999 73 57 72.1 57.2-83.3 16 27.9 16.7-42.8
25,000-39,999 97 85 87.6 75.1-94.3 12 12.4 5.7-24.9
40,000 or more 208 170 81.8 74.4-87.4 38 18.2 12.6-25.6
WIC recipient
No 311 255 80.3 74.1-85.3 56 19.7 14.7-25.9
Yes 267 229 88.8 83.1-92.7 38 11.2 7.3-16.9
Medicaid recipient
No 301 250 83.5 77.7-88.1 51 16.5 11.9-22.3
Yes 281 238 85.5 79.4-90.0 43 14.5 10.0-20.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 225 83.5 78.7-87.4 45 16.5 12.6-21.3
2500+ grams 312 263 84.6 80.2-88.2 49 15.4 11.8-19.8

*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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