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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? BREAST MILK ALONE DID NOT SATISFY MY BABY*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 334 67.6 62.4-72.4 137 32.4 27.6-37.6
Age
< 20 years 58 40 60.0 44.2-74.0 18 40.0 26.0-55.8
20-24 years 134 103 70.6 60.4-79.1 31 29.4 20.9-39.6
25-34 years 215 147 68.6 61.1-75.2 68 31.4 24.8-38.9
35+ years 64 44 65.0 50.5-77.2 20 35.0 22.8-49.5
Race
White 332 231 66.0 59.9-71.6 101 34.0 28.4-40.1
Black 119 90 72.3 61.2-81.2 29 27.7 18.8-38.8
Other 20 13 61.1 34.9-82.2 7 38.9 17.8-65.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 40 65.7 50.5-78.2 16 34.3 21.8-49.5
No 415 294 67.9 62.3-73.0 121 32.1 27.0-37.7
Education
< High School 79 59 71.4 57.5-82.1 20 28.6 17.9-42.5
High School 149 110 69.2 60.0-77.1 39 30.8 22.9-40.0
> High School 243 165 64.8 57.5-71.5 78 35.2 28.5-42.5
Marital Status
Married 272 184 66.6 59.9-72.6 88 33.4 27.4-40.1
Other 199 150 68.8 60.3-76.2 49 31.2 23.8-39.7
Income
14,999 or less 91 68 72.6 60.2-82.2 23 27.4 17.8-39.8
15,000-24,999 118 79 65.4 54.9-74.6 39 34.6 25.4-45.1
25,000-49,999 100 75 72.0 60.2-81.4 25 28.0 18.6-39.8
50,000 or more 130 90 65.4 55.6-74.0 40 34.6 26.0-44.4
WIC recipient
No 236 155 63.4 56.0-70.2 81 36.6 29.8-44.0
Yes 234 178 71.0 63.5-77.5 56 29.0 22.5-36.5
Medicaid recipient
No 210 144 66.5 58.9-73.4 66 33.5 26.6-41.1
Yes 261 190 68.3 61.1-74.7 71 31.7 25.3-38.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 135 78.1 71.2-83.7 37 21.9 16.3-28.8
2500+ grams 299 199 66.6 60.9-71.8 100 33.4 28.2-39.1

*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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