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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY BECAME SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 731 705 97.3 95.4-98.5 26 2.7 1.5- 4.6
Age
< 20 years 97 92 91.8 80.6-96.8 5 8.2 3.2-19.4
20-24 years 190 185 98.9 95.9-99.7 5 1.1 0.3- 4.1
25-34 years 352 339 98.4 95.9-99.4 13 1.6 0.6- 4.1
35+ years 92 89 95.9 86.3-98.9 3 4.1 1.1-13.7
Race
White 519 498 96.9 94.3-98.3 21 3.1 1.7- 5.7
Black 186 181 98.5 94.1-99.6 5 1.5 0.4- 5.9
Other 26 26 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 86 96.0 87.6-98.8 6 4.0 1.2-12.4
No 638 618 97.6 95.5-98.7 20 2.4 1.3- 4.5
Education
< High School 134 129 96.8 89.8-99.1 5 3.2 0.9-10.2
High School 202 197 97.9 93.2-99.4 5 2.1 0.6- 6.8
> High School 394 378 97.2 94.3-98.7 16 2.8 1.3- 5.7
Marital Status
Married 434 420 97.7 95.2-98.9 14 2.3 1.1- 4.8
Other 297 285 96.9 93.0-98.6 12 3.1 1.4- 7.0
Income
14,999 or less 192 186 97.8 93.2-99.3 6 2.2 0.7- 6.8
15,000-24,999 121 115 97.4 90.3-99.3 6 2.6 0.7- 9.7
25,000-49,999 140 132 94.4 86.8-97.7 8 5.6 2.3-13.2
50,000 or more 230 227 99.2 95.9-99.8 3 0.8 0.2- 4.1
WIC recipient
No 393 383 98.0 95.2-99.2 10 2.0 0.8- 4.8
Yes 330 314 96.6 93.1-98.4 16 3.4 1.6- 6.9
Medicaid recipient
No 332 325 98.8 96.5-99.6 7 1.2 0.4- 3.5
Yes 399 380 96.2 92.8-98.0 19 3.8 2.0- 7.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 347 95.7 93.3-97.3 17 4.3 2.7- 6.7
2500+ grams 367 358 97.5 95.2-98.7 9 2.5 1.3- 4.8

*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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