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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I HAD TOO MANY OTHER HOUSEHOLD DUTIES*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 415 87.8 83.9-90.9 56 12.2 9.1-16.1
Age
< 20 years 58 54 93.7 81.0-98.1 4 6.3 1.9-19.0
20-24 years 134 122 89.5 81.4-94.3 12 10.5 5.7-18.6
25-34 years 215 187 86.7 80.5-91.1 28 13.3 8.9-19.5
35+ years 64 52 81.6 68.1-90.1 12 18.4 9.9-31.9
Race
White 332 295 88.4 83.8-91.8 37 11.6 8.2-16.2
Black 119 102 86.6 77.4-92.5 17 13.4 7.5-22.6
Other 20 18 86.4 58.6-96.6 2 13.6 3.4-41.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 53 96.3 84.5-99.2 3 3.7 0.8-15.5
No 415 362 86.4 82.0-89.8 53 13.6 10.2-18.0
Education
< High School 79 74 94.4 83.7-98.2 5 5.6 1.8-16.3
High School 149 137 93.1 86.8-96.6 12 6.9 3.4-13.2
> High School 243 204 81.2 74.7-86.4 39 18.8 13.6-25.3
Marital Status
Married 272 240 88.4 83.5-91.9 32 11.6 8.1-16.5
Other 199 175 87.1 80.2-91.9 24 12.9 8.1-19.8
Income
14,999 or less 91 85 94.1 85.0-97.8 6 5.9 2.2-15.0
15,000-24,999 118 104 88.4 79.9-93.6 14 11.6 6.4-20.1
25,000-49,999 100 85 82.4 71.2-89.9 15 17.6 10.1-28.8
50,000 or more 130 110 84.0 75.7-89.9 20 16.0 10.1-24.3
WIC recipient
No 236 206 85.9 79.9-90.3 30 14.1 9.7-20.1
Yes 234 208 89.4 83.8-93.2 26 10.6 6.8-16.2
Medicaid recipient
No 210 183 86.3 80.2-90.8 27 13.7 9.2-19.8
Yes 261 232 88.9 83.4-92.7 29 11.1 7.3-16.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 154 88.8 83.0-92.8 18 11.2 7.2-17.0
2500+ grams 299 261 87.7 83.4-91.0 38 12.3 9.0-16.6

*Asked only of mothers that breastfed their baby after delivery.

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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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