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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your or your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY NIPPLES WERE SORE, CRACKED, OR BLEEDING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 535 438 77.3 72.7-81.3 97 22.7 18.7-27.3
Age
< 20 years 65 47 66.7 51.6-79.0 18 33.3 21.0-48.4
20-24 years 132 106 71.1 60.5-79.7 26 28.9 20.3-39.5
25-34 years 267 225 81.4 75.3-86.3 42 18.6 13.7-24.7
35+ years 71 60 83.9 71.5-91.6 11 16.1 8.4-28.5
Race
White 380 308 76.1 70.7-80.8 72 23.9 19.2-29.3
Black 135 113 78.9 68.5-86.5 22 21.1 13.5-31.5
Other 20 17 91.1 68.9-97.9 3 8.9 2.1-31.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 68 85.8 73.4-93.0 8 14.2 7.0-26.6
No 459 370 75.7 70.6-80.2 89 24.3 19.8-29.4
Education
< High School 100 77 71.2 59.1-80.8 23 28.8 19.2-40.9
High School 154 123 74.4 65.2-81.9 31 25.6 18.1-34.8
> High School 281 238 81.4 75.4-86.1 43 18.6 13.9-24.6
Marital Status
Married 307 252 77.1 71.0-82.2 55 22.9 17.8-29.0
Other 228 186 77.6 70.1-83.6 42 22.4 16.4-29.9
Income
14,999 or less 152 122 73.6 63.8-81.5 30 26.4 18.5-36.2
15,000-24,999 78 61 71.1 57.7-81.7 17 28.9 18.3-42.3
25,000-49,999 103 88 81.6 71.2-88.9 15 18.4 11.1-28.8
50,000 or more 161 138 82.8 75.0-88.5 23 17.2 11.5-25.0
WIC recipient
No 285 244 82.3 76.5-87.0 41 17.7 13.0-23.5
Yes 242 189 72.8 65.5-79.1 53 27.2 20.9-34.5
Medicaid recipient
No 245 205 81.4 75.2-86.4 40 18.6 13.6-24.8
Yes 290 233 73.7 66.9-79.6 57 26.3 20.4-33.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 194 88.8 83.8-92.4 23 11.2 7.6-16.2
2500+ grams 318 244 75.9 70.7-80.3 74 24.1 19.7-29.3

*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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