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2004 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 614 521 83.0 78.7-86.5 93 17.0 13.5-21.3
Age
< 20 years 72 62 78.5 63.1-88.6 10 21.5 11.4-36.9
20-24 years 176 150 82.0 73.0-88.4 26 18.0 11.6-27.0
25-34 years 316 266 84.9 79.3-89.3 50 15.1 10.7-20.7
35+ years 50 43 81.6 63.4-91.8 7 18.4 8.2-36.6
Race
White 433 373 84.7 79.9-88.5 60 15.3 11.5-20.1
Black 160 129 75.9 65.0-84.3 31 24.1 15.7-35.0
Other 21 19 90.5 60.2-98.4 2 9.5 1.6-39.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 63 60 93.5 79.2-98.2 3 6.5 1.8-20.8
No 551 461 81.5 76.8-85.4 90 18.5 14.6-23.2
Education
< High School 100 85 79.4 66.8-88.1 15 20.6 11.9-33.2
High School 191 163 80.2 71.7-86.6 28 19.8 13.4-28.3
> High School 322 272 86.2 80.8-90.3 50 13.8 9.7-19.2
Marital Status
Married 379 322 85.0 79.9-89.0 57 15.0 11.0-20.1
Other 235 199 80.1 72.3-86.2 36 19.9 13.8-27.7
Income
14,999 or less 186 154 77.5 68.1-84.7 32 22.5 15.3-31.9
15,000-24,999 94 80 85.7 73.5-92.8 14 14.3 7.2-26.5
25,000-49,999 134 113 84.0 74.6-90.3 21 16.0 9.7-25.4
50,000 or more 160 137 85.2 77.1-90.8 23 14.8 9.2-22.9
WIC recipient
No 302 256 84.4 78.5-88.9 46 15.6 11.1-21.5
Yes 304 257 81.3 74.7-86.5 47 18.7 13.5-25.3
Medicaid recipient
No 283 246 86.8 81.1-91.0 37 13.2 9.0-18.9
Yes 331 275 79.9 73.5-85.1 56 20.1 14.9-26.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 297 257 86.9 82.7-90.2 40 13.1 9.8-17.3
2500+ grams 317 264 82.6 77.9-86.4 53 17.4 13.6-22.1

#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.

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