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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? OTHER REASONS*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 375 81.8 77.4-85.5 96 18.2 14.5-22.6
Age
< 20 years 58 49 80.7 65.1-90.3 9 19.3 9.7-34.9
20-24 years 134 102 79.8 70.7-86.6 32 20.2 13.4-29.3
25-34 years 215 173 83.1 76.7-88.0 42 16.9 12.0-23.3
35+ years 64 51 82.7 69.4-91.0 13 17.3 9.0-30.6
Race
White 332 251 78.4 72.9-83.0 81 21.6 17.0-27.1
Black 119 107 89.0 80.0-94.2 12 11.0 5.8-20.0
Other 20 17 91.0 66.7-98.1 3 9.0 1.9-33.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 44 79.2 64.9-88.7 12 20.8 11.3-35.1
No 415 331 82.2 77.5-86.1 84 17.8 13.9-22.5
Education
< High School 79 61 74.8 61.3-84.8 18 25.2 15.2-38.7
High School 149 121 83.4 75.7-89.0 28 16.6 11.0-24.3
> High School 243 193 83.3 77.3-87.9 50 16.7 12.1-22.7
Marital Status
Married 272 211 79.9 74.0-84.7 61 20.1 15.3-26.0
Other 199 164 84.0 76.9-89.2 35 16.0 10.8-23.1
Income
14,999 or less 91 74 80.1 68.1-88.3 17 19.9 11.7-31.9
15,000-24,999 118 88 77.1 67.4-84.6 30 22.9 15.4-32.6
25,000-49,999 100 86 85.4 75.5-91.8 14 14.6 8.2-24.5
50,000 or more 130 99 82.0 73.7-88.2 31 18.0 11.8-26.3
WIC recipient
No 236 183 81.3 74.9-86.4 53 18.7 13.6-25.1
Yes 234 191 82.0 75.6-87.1 43 18.0 12.9-24.4
Medicaid recipient
No 405 318 81.0 76.2-85.0 87 19.0 15.0-23.8
Yes 66 57 86.0 73.2-93.3 9 14.0 6.7-26.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 131 77.7 71.0-83.2 41 22.3 16.8-29.0
2500+ grams 299 244 82.2 77.3-86.1 55 17.8 13.9-22.7

*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 19AUG11

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