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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I GOT SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 428 90.4 86.6-93.2 43 9.6 6.8-13.4
Age
< 20 years 58 52 92.2 78.8-97.4 6 7.8 2.6-21.2
20-24 years 134 116 83.7 74.4-90.0 18 16.3 10.0-25.6
25-34 years 215 201 94.0 88.8-96.9 14 6.0 3.1-11.2
35+ years 64 59 90.6 77.6-96.4 5 9.4 3.6-22.4
Race
White 332 308 92.7 88.6-95.4 24 7.3 4.6-11.4
Black 119 104 87.1 77.5-93.0 15 12.9 7.0-22.5
Other 20 16 71.5 41.5-89.9 4 28.5 10.1-58.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 50 89.4 76.1-95.8 6 10.6 4.2-23.9
No 415 378 90.5 86.4-93.5 37 9.5 6.5-13.6
Education
< High School 79 67 83.4 70.5-91.3 12 16.6 8.7-29.5
High School 149 136 92.0 85.5-95.7 13 8.0 4.3-14.5
> High School 243 225 91.9 86.4-95.3 18 8.1 4.7-13.6
Marital Status
Married 272 253 93.3 89.1-96.0 19 6.7 4.0-10.9
Other 199 175 86.8 79.7-91.7 24 13.2 8.3-20.3
Income
14,999 or less 91 80 90.2 79.8-95.6 11 9.8 4.4-20.2
15,000-24,999 118 107 89.8 81.0-94.8 11 10.2 5.2-19.0
25,000-49,999 100 85 84.0 73.4-90.9 15 16.0 9.1-26.6
50,000 or more 130 126 96.1 88.8-98.7 4 3.9 1.3-11.2
WIC recipient
No 236 219 92.4 87.1-95.6 17 7.6 4.4-12.9
Yes 234 208 88.6 82.6-92.7 26 11.4 7.3-17.4
Medicaid recipient
No 210 196 92.5 86.9-95.8 14 7.5 4.2-13.1
Yes 261 232 88.9 83.3-92.8 29 11.1 7.2-16.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 155 90.1 84.7-93.7 17 9.9 6.3-15.3
2500+ grams 299 273 90.4 86.2-93.4 26 9.6 6.6-13.8

*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.

This page was generated on 28JUL11

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