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2006 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 599 553 91.8 88.5-94.3 46 8.2 5.7-11.5
Age
< 20 years 58 56 96.2 80.5-99.4 2 3.8 0.6-19.5
20-24 years 139 130 95.3 89.4-98.0 9 4.7 2.0-10.6
25-34 years 306 283 92.5 87.9-95.4 23 7.5 4.6-12.1
35+ years 96 84 77.5 61.9-88.0 12 22.5 12.0-38.1
Race
White 449 410 90.9 86.9-93.8 39 9.1 6.2-13.1
Black 125 119 93.3 84.2-97.3 6 6.7 2.7-15.8
Other 25 24 99.3 94.9-99.9 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 84 81 95.6 84.3-98.9 3 4.4 1.1-15.7
No 515 472 91.0 87.2-93.7 43 9.0 6.3-12.8
Education
< High School 87 85 99.6 98.6-99.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.4
High School 184 174 92.5 84.6-96.5 10 7.5 3.5-15.4
> High School 327 293 88.4 83.1-92.2 34 11.6 7.8-16.9
Marital Status
Married 391 359 89.4 84.7-92.8 32 10.6 7.2-15.3
Other 208 194 95.2 89.5-97.9 14 4.8 2.1-10.5
Income
14,999 or less 144 133 92.8 83.9-96.9 11 7.2 3.1-16.1
15,000-24,999 98 93 93.2 82.0-97.6 5 6.8 2.4-18.0
25,000-49,999 126 115 93.1 85.6-96.8 11 6.9 3.2-14.4
50,000 or more 178 160 86.9 79.3-92.0 18 13.1 8.0-20.7
WIC recipient
No 330 304 90.0 84.9-93.5 26 10.0 6.5-15.1
Yes 262 242 93.6 88.5-96.5 20 6.4 3.5-11.5
Medicaid recipient
No 304 278 89.1 83.8-92.8 26 10.9 7.2-16.2
Yes 295 275 94.3 89.4-97.0 20 5.7 3.0-10.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 290 271 93.5 90.0-95.8 19 6.5 4.2-10.0
2500+ grams 309 282 91.7 87.9-94.3 27 8.3 5.7-12.1

~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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