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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO STOP BREASTFEEDING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 535 440 83.1 79.0-86.4 95 16.9 13.6-21.0
Age
< 20 years 65 53 84.4 71.4-92.2 12 15.6 7.8-28.6
20-24 years 132 117 87.7 79.1-93.1 15 12.3 6.9-20.9
25-34 years 267 214 81.6 75.7-86.3 53 18.4 13.7-24.3
35+ years 71 56 78.1 64.8-87.3 15 21.9 12.7-35.2
Race
White 380 314 83.6 78.9-87.4 66 16.4 12.6-21.1
Black 135 109 80.8 71.1-87.7 26 19.2 12.3-28.9
Other 20 17 84.9 58.7-95.7 3 15.1 4.3-41.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 65 82.7 69.9-90.8 11 17.3 9.2-30.1
No 459 375 83.1 78.8-86.7 84 16.9 13.3-21.2
Education
< High School 100 83 84.1 73.6-91.0 17 15.9 9.0-26.4
High School 154 131 86.7 79.0-91.9 23 13.3 8.1-21.0
> High School 281 226 80.5 74.7-85.2 55 19.5 14.8-25.3
Marital Status
Married 307 253 82.4 77.0-86.8 54 17.6 13.2-23.0
Other 228 187 83.9 77.4-88.8 41 16.1 11.2-22.6
Income
14,999 or less 152 138 91.7 84.8-95.7 14 8.3 4.3-15.2
15,000-24,999 78 66 87.5 76.2-93.8 12 12.5 6.2-23.8
25,000-49,999 103 80 78.1 67.8-85.9 23 21.9 14.1-32.2
50,000 or more 161 125 77.5 69.4-84.0 36 22.5 16.0-30.6
WIC recipient
No 285 231 81.0 75.2-85.7 54 19.0 14.3-24.8
Yes 242 203 85.7 79.7-90.1 39 14.3 9.9-20.3
Medicaid recipient
No 245 193 78.0 71.5-83.4 52 22.0 16.6-28.5
Yes 290 247 87.4 82.2-91.3 43 12.6 8.7-17.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 176 80.8 75.0-85.5 41 19.2 14.5-25.0
2500+ grams 318 264 83.3 78.8-87.0 54 16.7 13.0-21.2

*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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