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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I THOUGHT I WAS NOT PRODUCING ENOUGH MILK*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 535 309 60.3 55.3-65.0 226 39.7 35.0-44.7
Age
< 20 years 65 35 53.6 39.2-67.5 30 46.4 32.5-60.8
20-24 years 132 76 60.3 50.0-69.8 56 39.7 30.2-50.0
25-34 years 267 164 64.2 57.3-70.5 103 35.8 29.5-42.7
35+ years 71 34 50.2 36.8-63.5 37 49.8 36.5-63.2
Race
White 380 214 59.7 53.9-65.2 166 40.3 34.8-46.1
Black 135 81 59.2 48.5-69.1 54 40.8 30.9-51.5
Other 20 14 77.8 53.0-91.5 6 22.2 8.5-47.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 50 71.1 58.1-81.3 26 28.9 18.7-41.9
No 459 259 58.3 52.9-63.5 200 41.7 36.5-47.1
Education
< High School 100 68 74.5 63.2-83.2 32 25.5 16.8-36.8
High School 154 89 56.1 46.7-65.2 65 43.9 34.8-53.3
> High School 281 152 57.1 50.4-63.6 129 42.9 36.4-49.6
Marital Status
Married 307 171 58.8 52.3-64.9 136 41.2 35.1-47.7
Other 228 138 62.3 54.5-69.6 90 37.7 30.4-45.5
Income
14,999 or less 152 88 59.4 49.6-68.6 64 40.6 31.4-50.4
15,000-24,999 78 45 58.6 45.5-70.7 33 41.4 29.3-54.5
25,000-49,999 103 63 67.3 56.6-76.6 40 32.7 23.4-43.4
50,000 or more 161 90 57.1 48.3-65.5 71 42.9 34.5-51.7
WIC recipient
No 285 166 60.7 54.0-67.0 119 39.3 33.0-46.0
Yes 242 138 60.1 52.6-67.1 104 39.9 32.9-47.4
Medicaid recipient
No 245 143 60.4 53.4-67.1 102 39.6 32.9-46.6
Yes 290 166 60.2 53.2-66.7 124 39.8 33.3-46.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 116 54.0 47.4-60.5 101 46.0 39.5-52.6
2500+ grams 318 193 61.1 55.5-66.3 125 38.9 33.7-44.5

*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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