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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I GOT SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 535 498 92.6 89.4-94.8 37 7.4 5.2-10.6
Age
< 20 years 65 57 88.4 75.4-95.0 8 11.6 5.0-24.6
20-24 years 132 129 98.4 93.5-99.6 3 1.6 0.4- 6.5
25-34 years 267 244 90.1 84.9-93.7 23 9.9 6.3-15.1
35+ years 71 68 95.5 85.1-98.7 3 4.5 1.3-14.9
Race
White 380 354 92.1 88.2-94.8 26 7.9 5.2-11.8
Black 135 127 95.5 88.9-98.3 8 4.5 1.7-11.1
Other 20 17 85.9 61.0-96.0 3 14.1 4.0-39.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 67 86.2 74.3-93.1 9 13.8 6.9-25.7
No 459 431 93.7 90.5-95.9 28 6.3 4.1- 9.5
Education
< High School 100 91 89.4 79.4-94.9 9 10.6 5.1-20.6
High School 154 142 91.9 85.1-95.8 12 8.1 4.2-14.9
> High School 281 265 94.2 90.0-96.7 16 5.8 3.3-10.0
Marital Status
Married 307 287 92.2 87.7-95.1 20 7.8 4.9-12.3
Other 228 211 93.1 88.0-96.1 17 6.9 3.9-12.0
Income
14,999 or less 152 139 92.6 85.6-96.3 13 7.4 3.7-14.4
15,000-24,999 78 73 90.2 78.7-95.9 5 9.8 4.1-21.3
25,000-49,999 103 99 95.0 86.3-98.3 4 5.0 1.7-13.7
50,000 or more 161 151 93.4 87.4-96.7 10 6.6 3.3-12.6
WIC recipient
No 285 266 93.0 88.6-95.8 19 7.0 4.2-11.4
Yes 242 224 91.9 86.6-95.2 18 8.1 4.8-13.4
Medicaid recipient
No 245 232 94.5 90.1-97.0 13 5.5 3.0- 9.9
Yes 290 266 90.9 85.9-94.3 24 9.1 5.7-14.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 203 93.3 89.1-96.0 14 6.7 4.0-10.9
2500+ grams 318 295 92.5 88.9-95.0 23 7.5 5.0-11.1

*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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