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2007 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 732 660 89.6 86.3-92.1 72 10.4 7.9-13.7
Age
< 20 years 97 90 94.6 84.5-98.2 7 5.4 1.8-15.5
20-24 years 190 172 88.6 81.1-93.4 18 11.4 6.6-18.9
25-34 years 353 313 88.5 83.4-92.1 40 11.5 7.9-16.6
35+ years 92 85 90.3 79.3-95.8 7 9.7 4.2-20.7
Race
White 519 472 91.5 88.0-94.1 47 8.5 5.9-12.0
Black 187 162 82.2 73.1-88.7 25 17.8 11.3-26.9
Other 26 26 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 90 98.1 89.6-99.7 2 1.9 0.3-10.4
No 639 569 87.8 84.0-90.8 70 12.2 9.2-16.0
Education
< High School 134 126 96.1 89.3-98.7 8 3.9 1.3-10.7
High School 203 187 89.5 82.5-93.9 16 10.5 6.1-17.5
> High School 394 346 86.8 81.7-90.7 48 13.2 9.3-18.3
Marital Status
Married 434 390 90.3 86.2-93.3 44 9.7 6.7-13.8
Other 298 270 88.7 82.8-92.7 28 11.3 7.3-17.2
Income
14,999 or less 192 175 90.6 83.3-94.9 17 9.4 5.1-16.7
15,000-24,999 122 116 95.8 87.3-98.7 6 4.2 1.3-12.7
25,000-49,999 140 126 88.9 80.1-94.2 14 11.1 5.8-19.9
50,000 or more 230 201 86.6 79.9-91.3 29 13.4 8.7-20.1
WIC recipient
No 393 345 86.6 81.6-90.4 48 13.4 9.6-18.4
Yes 331 307 92.7 88.0-95.7 24 7.3 4.3-12.0
Medicaid recipient
No 333 292 87.6 82.4-91.4 41 12.4 8.6-17.6
Yes 399 368 91.2 86.6-94.3 31 8.8 5.7-13.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 331 91.4 88.2-93.8 33 8.6 6.2-11.8
2500+ grams 368 329 89.4 85.8-92.2 39 10.6 7.8-14.2

*Asked only of mothers that breastfed their baby after delivery.

#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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