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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your or your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 482 80.9 76.4-84.6 100 19.1 15.4-23.6
Age
< 20 years 66 55 74.5 56.7-86.7 11 25.5 13.3-43.3
20-24 years 180 154 83.0 74.8-88.9 26 17.0 11.1-25.2
25-34 years 284 233 81.8 75.6-86.7 51 18.2 13.3-24.4
35+ years 52 40 75.3 56.7-87.7 12 24.7 12.3-43.3
Race
White 425 363 82.7 77.7-86.7 62 17.3 13.3-22.3
Black 135 102 74.1 62.4-83.0 33 25.9 17.0-37.6
Other 22 17 79.4 49.3-93.9 5 20.6 6.1-50.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 47 82.6 67.9-91.5 7 17.4 8.5-32.1
No 528 435 80.6 75.8-84.6 93 19.4 15.4-24.2
Education
< High School 106 90 78.9 67.0-87.3 16 21.1 12.7-33.0
High School 194 166 84.9 77.3-90.2 28 15.1 9.8-22.7
> High School 281 225 78.6 71.9-84.1 56 21.4 15.9-28.1
Marital Status
Married 384 326 84.1 79.0-88.2 58 15.9 11.8-21.0
Other 198 156 74.8 66.0-82.0 42 25.2 18.0-34.0
Income
15,999 or less 150 126 81.8 72.3-88.5 24 18.2 11.5-27.7
16,000-24,999 73 57 72.7 57.5-84.0 16 27.3 16.0-42.5
25,000-39,999 97 82 82.1 69.2-90.3 15 17.9 9.7-30.8
40,000 or more 208 171 81.1 73.6-86.9 37 18.9 13.1-26.4
WIC recipient
No 311 252 79.9 73.7-85.0 59 20.1 15.0-26.3
Yes 267 226 81.6 74.7-86.9 41 18.4 13.1-25.3
Medicaid recipient
No 301 248 82.0 75.9-86.8 53 18.0 13.2-24.1
Yes 281 234 79.7 72.8-85.2 47 20.3 14.8-27.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 230 85.8 81.3-89.3 40 14.2 10.7-18.7
2500+ grams 312 252 80.4 75.6-84.5 60 19.6 15.5-24.4

*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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