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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? UNSPECIFIED REASON*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 535 402 78.3 74.0-82.0 133 21.7 18.0-26.0
Age
< 20 years 65 47 75.2 60.7-85.6 18 24.8 14.4-39.3
20-24 years 132 98 79.7 70.5-86.5 34 20.3 13.5-29.5
25-34 years 267 201 77.2 71.0-82.4 66 22.8 17.6-29.0
35+ years 71 56 83.4 71.4-91.0 15 16.6 9.0-28.6
Race
White 380 282 77.6 72.5-82.0 98 22.4 18.0-27.5
Black 135 104 80.6 71.3-87.4 31 19.4 12.6-28.7
Other 20 16 78.0 51.2-92.3 4 22.0 7.7-48.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 62 84.9 73.0-92.2 14 15.1 7.8-27.0
No 459 340 77.1 72.3-81.2 119 22.9 18.8-27.7
Education
< High School 100 76 74.6 62.8-83.6 24 25.4 16.4-37.2
High School 154 115 81.4 73.5-87.4 39 18.6 12.6-26.5
> High School 281 211 77.9 71.9-82.9 70 22.1 17.1-28.1
Marital Status
Married 307 232 78.5 72.9-83.2 75 21.5 16.8-27.1
Other 228 170 78.0 70.9-83.8 58 22.0 16.2-29.1
Income
14,999 or less 152 107 73.9 64.5-81.5 45 26.1 18.5-35.5
15,000-24,999 78 58 81.0 69.2-89.0 20 19.0 11.0-30.8
25,000-49,999 103 79 75.8 65.4-83.9 24 24.2 16.1-34.6
50,000 or more 161 125 81.9 74.6-87.5 36 18.1 12.5-25.4
WIC recipient
No 285 219 81.2 75.7-85.7 66 18.8 14.3-24.3
Yes 242 177 74.6 67.6-80.6 65 25.4 19.4-32.4
Medicaid recipient
No 245 189 79.5 73.4-84.6 56 20.5 15.4-26.6
Yes 290 213 77.2 70.9-82.4 77 22.8 17.6-29.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 150 68.9 62.5-74.7 67 31.1 25.3-37.5
2500+ grams 318 252 79.4 74.6-83.6 66 20.6 16.4-25.4

*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.

This page was generated on 20MAY10

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