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2008 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 535 490 93.6 90.8-95.5 45 6.4 4.5- 9.2
Age
< 20 years 65 61 98.2 95.3-99.3 4 1.8 0.7- 4.7
20-24 years 132 118 91.1 83.4-95.4 14 8.9 4.6-16.6
25-34 years 267 248 95.4 92.0-97.4 19 4.6 2.6- 8.0
35+ years 71 63 85.7 72.7-93.1 8 14.3 6.9-27.3
Race
White 380 350 94.0 90.8-96.1 30 6.0 3.9- 9.2
Black 135 121 92.1 84.8-96.0 14 7.9 4.0-15.2
Other 20 19 93.7 66.5-99.1 1 6.3 0.9-33.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 72 97.6 91.4-99.3 4 2.4 0.7- 8.6
No 459 418 92.8 89.7-95.1 41 7.2 4.9-10.3
Education
< High School 100 94 95.4 87.4-98.4 6 4.6 1.6-12.6
High School 154 143 93.9 87.8-97.0 11 6.1 3.0-12.2
> High School 281 253 92.7 88.7-95.4 28 7.3 4.6-11.3
Marital Status
Married 307 282 93.3 89.4-95.8 25 6.7 4.2-10.6
Other 228 208 94.0 89.5-96.6 20 6.0 3.4-10.5
Income
14,999 or less 152 142 96.2 91.1-98.4 10 3.8 1.6- 8.9
15,000-24,999 78 70 90.8 80.2-96.0 8 9.2 4.0-19.8
25,000-49,999 103 94 91.7 83.6-96.0 9 8.3 4.0-16.4
50,000 or more 161 146 93.0 87.3-96.2 15 7.0 3.8-12.7
WIC recipient
No 285 263 94.5 90.9-96.8 22 5.5 3.2- 9.1
Yes 242 219 92.3 87.6-95.4 23 7.7 4.6-12.4
Medicaid recipient
No 245 223 93.5 89.5-96.1 22 6.5 3.9-10.5
Yes 290 267 93.6 89.5-96.2 23 6.4 3.8-10.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 191 88.1 83.2-91.8 26 11.9 8.2-16.8
2500+ grams 318 299 94.2 91.1-96.3 19 5.8 3.7- 8.9

*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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