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2006 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 598 500 81.5 76.9-85.3 98 18.5 14.7-23.1
Age
< 20 years 58 43 67.1 49.2-81.1 15 32.9 18.9-50.8
20-24 years 139 118 84.8 75.6-90.9 21 15.2 9.1-24.4
25-34 years 305 254 82.7 76.3-87.6 51 17.3 12.4-23.7
35+ years 96 85 82.3 68.9-90.7 11 17.7 9.3-31.1
Race
White 448 374 80.8 75.4-85.2 74 19.2 14.8-24.6
Black 125 104 82.7 71.6-90.1 21 17.3 9.9-28.4
Other 25 22 86.6 61.6-96.3 3 13.4 3.7-38.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 83 73 82.5 68.6-91.0 10 17.5 9.0-31.4
No 515 427 81.2 76.3-85.3 88 18.8 14.7-23.7
Education
< High School 86 75 79.7 65.6-89.1 11 20.3 10.9-34.4
High School 184 152 79.4 69.9-86.4 32 20.6 13.6-30.1
> High School 327 272 83.2 77.7-87.6 55 16.8 12.4-22.3
Marital Status
Married 391 324 81.4 76.0-85.8 67 18.6 14.2-24.0
Other 207 176 81.6 73.0-87.8 31 18.4 12.2-27.0
Income
14,999 or less 143 124 81.7 71.0-89.1 19 18.3 10.9-29.0
15,000-24,999 98 88 88.7 76.7-94.9 10 11.3 5.1-23.3
25,000-49,999 126 105 84.5 75.1-90.8 21 15.5 9.2-24.9
50,000 or more 178 147 80.8 72.7-86.9 31 19.2 13.1-27.3
WIC recipient
No 330 267 78.4 72.0-83.7 63 21.6 16.3-28.0
Yes 261 226 84.4 77.3-89.5 35 15.6 10.5-22.7
Medicaid recipient
No 304 249 83.3 77.6-87.8 55 16.7 12.2-22.4
Yes 294 251 79.8 72.5-85.5 43 20.2 14.5-27.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 290 250 86.7 82.2-90.1 40 13.3 9.9-17.8
2500+ grams 308 250 80.9 75.9-85.1 58 19.1 14.9-24.1

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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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