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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY HAD DIFFICULTY NURSING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 535 402 75.1 70.5-79.2 133 24.9 20.8-29.5
Age
< 20 years 65 41 61.8 47.0-74.6 24 38.2 25.4-53.0
20-24 years 132 92 70.0 59.9-78.5 40 30.0 21.5-40.1
25-34 years 267 212 78.4 72.0-83.6 55 21.6 16.4-28.0
35+ years 71 57 85.7 74.1-92.6 14 14.3 7.4-25.9
Race
White 380 285 76.1 70.8-80.7 95 23.9 19.3-29.2
Black 135 102 72.1 61.5-80.7 33 27.9 19.3-38.5
Other 20 15 71.1 44.4-88.3 5 28.9 11.7-55.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 60 85.0 73.7-91.9 16 15.0 8.1-26.3
No 459 342 73.3 68.2-77.8 117 26.7 22.2-31.8
Education
< High School 100 74 78.7 67.8-86.7 26 21.3 13.3-32.2
High School 154 111 66.5 57.0-74.9 43 33.5 25.1-43.0
> High School 281 217 78.6 72.6-83.6 64 21.4 16.4-27.4
Marital Status
Married 307 238 76.9 71.0-82.0 69 23.1 18.0-29.0
Other 228 164 72.6 65.0-79.0 64 27.4 21.0-35.0
Income
14,999 or less 152 115 75.1 65.6-82.7 37 24.9 17.3-34.4
15,000-24,999 78 58 72.7 59.6-82.8 20 27.3 17.2-40.4
25,000-49,999 103 75 69.8 58.7-79.0 28 30.2 21.0-41.3
50,000 or more 161 125 79.6 71.6-85.7 36 20.4 14.3-28.4
WIC recipient
No 285 220 78.2 72.2-83.3 65 21.8 16.7-27.8
Yes 242 177 71.6 64.3-77.9 65 28.4 22.1-35.7
Medicaid recipient
No 245 189 77.6 71.1-83.0 56 22.4 17.0-28.9
Yes 290 213 72.9 66.2-78.7 77 27.1 21.3-33.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 161 74.6 68.4-79.9 56 25.4 20.1-31.6
2500+ grams 318 241 75.1 70.0-79.6 77 24.9 20.4-30.0

*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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