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2007 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 732 635 87.4 83.9-90.1 97 12.6 9.9-16.1
Age
< 20 years 97 89 90.8 79.6-96.1 8 9.2 3.9-20.4
20-24 years 190 165 87.3 79.9-92.3 25 12.7 7.7-20.1
25-34 years 353 297 85.1 79.7-89.3 56 14.9 10.7-20.3
35+ years 92 84 92.4 82.8-96.8 8 7.6 3.2-17.2
Race
White 519 455 88.7 84.9-91.7 64 11.3 8.3-15.1
Black 187 155 81.7 72.6-88.2 32 18.3 11.8-27.4
Other 26 25 99.3 95.4-99.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 92 83 89.6 79.5-95.0 9 10.4 5.0-20.5
No 639 551 86.9 83.1-89.9 88 13.1 10.1-16.9
Education
< High School 134 118 89.1 80.4-94.3 16 10.9 5.7-19.6
High School 203 182 89.2 82.3-93.6 21 10.8 6.4-17.7
> High School 394 335 85.6 80.5-89.5 59 14.4 10.5-19.5
Marital Status
Married 434 375 86.8 82.2-90.3 59 13.2 9.7-17.8
Other 298 260 88.1 82.4-92.2 38 11.9 7.8-17.6
Income
14,999 or less 192 171 90.5 83.4-94.7 21 9.5 5.3-16.6
15,000-24,999 122 108 86.2 75.7-92.6 14 13.8 7.4-24.3
25,000-49,999 140 116 83.5 73.7-90.1 24 16.5 9.9-26.3
50,000 or more 230 196 86.1 79.7-90.8 34 13.9 9.2-20.3
WIC recipient
No 393 330 83.4 78.1-87.6 63 16.6 12.4-21.9
Yes 331 298 91.9 87.3-95.0 33 8.1 5.0-12.7
Medicaid recipient
No 333 281 84.7 79.2-89.0 52 15.3 11.0-20.8
Yes 399 354 89.4 84.7-92.8 45 10.6 7.2-15.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 364 314 86.6 82.8-89.6 50 13.4 10.4-17.2
2500+ grams 368 321 87.4 83.6-90.5 47 12.6 9.5-16.4

*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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