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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I WANTED OR NEEDED SOMEONE ELSE TO FEED THE BABY

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 348 323 92.6 88.2-95.4 25 7.4 4.6-11.8
Age
< 20 years 35 35 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
20-24 years 99 93 93.3 82.6-97.6 6 6.7 2.4-17.4
25-34 years 183 168 91.8 85.4-95.5 15 8.2 4.5-14.6
35+ years 31 27 88.7 67.3-96.8 4 11.3 3.2-32.7
Race
White 268 250 93.4 88.9-96.2 18 6.6 3.8-11.1
Black 68 63 87.3 69.2-95.5 5 12.7 4.5-30.8
Other 12 10 96.7 85.6-99.3 2 3.3 0.7-14.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 49 48 99.7 98.3- 100 1 0.3 0.0- 1.7
No 299 275 90.8 85.5-94.3 24 9.2 5.7-14.5
Education
< High School 69 67 99.5 97.8-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2
High School 98 93 97.2 89.4-99.3 5 2.8 0.7-10.6
> High School 180 162 87.3 79.6-92.3 18 12.7 7.7-20.4
Marital Status
Married 223 203 90.0 83.8-93.9 20 10.0 6.1-16.2
Other 125 120 97.5 90.0-99.4 5 2.5 0.6-10.0
Income
14,999 or less 101 98 96.7 88.6-99.1 3 3.3 0.9-11.4
15,000-24,999 58 55 99.0 96.8-99.7 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2
25,000-49,999 62 56 86.1 70.9-94.0 6 13.9 6.0-29.1
50,000 or more 96 85 88.6 78.1-94.5 11 11.4 5.5-21.9
WIC recipient
No 180 163 88.6 81.3-93.3 17 11.4 6.7-18.7
Yes 166 158 97.0 91.4-99.0 8 3.0 1.0- 8.6
Medicaid recipient
No 163 147 88.4 80.6-93.3 16 11.6 6.7-19.4
Yes 185 176 96.4 91.0-98.6 9 3.6 1.4- 9.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 176 165 94.2 90.0-96.7 11 5.8 3.3-10.0
2500+ grams 172 158 92.4 87.5-95.5 14 7.6 4.5-12.5

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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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