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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? BREAST MILK ALONE DID NOT SATISFY MY BABY*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 534 371 66.9 62.0-71.4 163 33.1 28.6-38.0
Age
< 20 years 65 43 66.1 51.5-78.1 22 33.9 21.9-48.5
20-24 years 131 92 62.9 52.4-72.3 39 37.1 27.7-47.6
25-34 years 267 188 70.4 63.8-76.3 79 29.6 23.7-36.2
35+ years 71 48 60.6 46.6-73.0 23 39.4 27.0-53.4
Race
White 379 261 67.4 61.8-72.6 118 32.6 27.4-38.2
Black 135 94 63.8 53.1-73.4 41 36.2 26.6-46.9
Other 20 16 73.9 47.5-89.9 4 26.1 10.1-52.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 57 74.4 61.3-84.2 19 25.6 15.8-38.7
No 458 314 65.5 60.2-70.4 144 34.5 29.6-39.8
Education
< High School 100 76 76.9 65.6-85.3 24 23.1 14.7-34.4
High School 154 112 66.5 57.0-74.8 42 33.5 25.2-43.0
> High School 280 183 63.2 56.5-69.4 97 36.8 30.6-43.5
Marital Status
Married 307 202 61.6 55.1-67.6 105 38.4 32.4-44.9
Other 227 169 74.0 66.6-80.3 58 26.0 19.7-33.4
Income
14,999 or less 152 116 75.4 66.0-82.9 36 24.6 17.1-34.0
15,000-24,999 78 51 62.1 48.8-73.8 27 37.9 26.2-51.2
25,000-49,999 103 62 57.8 46.8-68.2 41 42.2 31.8-53.2
50,000 or more 161 113 67.5 58.8-75.1 48 32.5 24.9-41.2
WIC recipient
No 284 201 67.4 60.8-73.4 83 32.6 26.6-39.2
Yes 242 167 67.8 60.5-74.4 75 32.2 25.6-39.5
Medicaid recipient
No 245 166 65.4 58.4-71.8 79 34.6 28.2-41.6
Yes 289 205 68.2 61.3-74.3 84 31.8 25.7-38.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 216 164 76.3 70.3-81.5 52 23.7 18.5-29.7
2500+ grams 318 207 65.7 60.3-70.8 111 34.3 29.2-39.7

*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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