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2004 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I THOUGHT MY BABY WAS NOT GAINING ENOUGH WEIGHT

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 614 549 90.6 87.2-93.1 65 9.4 6.9-12.8
Age
< 20 years 72 69 99.3 97.8-99.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2
20-24 years 176 150 83.5 74.8-89.6 26 16.5 10.4-25.2
25-34 years 316 286 92.6 88.3-95.5 30 7.4 4.5-11.7
35+ years 50 44 89.0 73.3-96.0 6 11.0 4.0-26.7
Race
White 433 379 88.6 84.3-91.8 54 11.4 8.2-15.7
Black 160 151 96.1 89.5-98.7 9 3.9 1.3-10.5
Other 21 19 98.2 92.6-99.6 2 1.8 0.4- 7.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 63 54 84.7 69.5-93.1 9 15.3 6.9-30.5
No 551 495 91.4 88.0-93.9 56 8.6 6.1-12.0
Education
< High School 100 93 93.7 84.1-97.7 7 6.3 2.3-15.9
High School 191 168 88.6 81.4-93.2 23 11.4 6.8-18.6
> High School 322 288 91.0 86.2-94.2 34 9.0 5.8-13.8
Marital Status
Married 379 335 90.2 85.8-93.3 44 9.8 6.7-14.2
Other 235 214 91.2 85.1-94.9 21 8.8 5.1-14.9
Income
14,999 or less 186 168 92.4 85.8-96.1 18 7.6 3.9-14.2
15,000-24,999 94 82 89.2 77.5-95.2 12 10.8 4.8-22.5
25,000-49,999 134 120 90.1 82.1-94.7 14 9.9 5.3-17.9
50,000 or more 160 141 89.7 82.2-94.2 19 10.3 5.8-17.8
WIC recipient
No 302 261 88.1 82.7-92.0 41 11.9 8.0-17.3
Yes 304 280 92.9 88.2-95.9 24 7.1 4.1-11.8
Medicaid recipient
No 283 252 90.9 85.9-94.2 31 9.1 5.8-14.1
Yes 331 297 90.3 85.3-93.8 34 9.7 6.2-14.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 297 261 88.0 83.9-91.2 36 12.0 8.8-16.1
2500+ grams 317 288 90.8 87.1-93.6 29 9.2 6.4-12.9

#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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