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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I THOUGHT MY BABY WAS NOT GAINING ENOUGH WEIGHT*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 535 499 94.4 91.7-96.2 36 5.6 3.8- 8.3
Age
< 20 years 65 60 95.9 87.7-98.7 5 4.1 1.3-12.3
20-24 years 132 124 93.0 85.2-96.8 8 7.0 3.2-14.8
25-34 years 267 250 95.1 91.4-97.3 17 4.9 2.7- 8.6
35+ years 71 65 92.5 82.0-97.1 6 7.5 2.9-18.0
Race
White 380 352 94.3 91.1-96.4 28 5.7 3.6- 8.9
Black 135 128 94.0 86.4-97.4 7 6.0 2.6-13.6
Other 20 19 98.9 92.5-99.8 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 76 75 99.6 97.4-99.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
No 459 424 93.4 90.3-95.6 35 6.6 4.4- 9.7
Education
< High School 100 91 94.5 87.0-97.8 9 5.5 2.2-13.0
High School 154 148 95.5 89.1-98.2 6 4.5 1.8-10.9
> High School 281 260 93.7 89.8-96.2 21 6.3 3.8-10.2
Marital Status
Married 307 279 91.4 87.0-94.4 28 8.6 5.6-13.0
Other 228 220 98.4 96.1-99.4 8 1.6 0.6- 3.9
Income
14,999 or less 152 144 95.4 89.2-98.1 8 4.6 1.9-10.8
15,000-24,999 78 75 97.1 87.7-99.4 3 2.9 0.6-12.3
25,000-49,999 103 95 93.8 86.3-97.3 8 6.2 2.7-13.7
50,000 or more 161 148 92.4 86.4-95.9 13 7.6 4.1-13.6
WIC recipient
No 285 266 93.8 89.8-96.3 19 6.2 3.7-10.2
Yes 242 227 96.1 92.4-98.0 15 3.9 2.0- 7.6
Medicaid recipient
No 245 225 92.2 87.5-95.2 20 7.8 4.8-12.5
Yes 290 274 96.3 92.9-98.1 16 3.7 1.9- 7.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 217 198 91.0 86.4-94.2 19 9.0 5.8-13.6
2500+ grams 318 301 94.8 91.8-96.8 17 5.2 3.2- 8.2

*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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