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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY NIPPLES WERE SORE, CRACKED OR BLEEDING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 372 76.6 71.7-80.9 99 23.4 19.1-28.3
Age
< 20 years 58 37 63.5 47.8-76.8 21 36.5 23.2-52.2
20-24 years 134 99 73.4 63.5-81.4 35 26.6 18.6-36.5
25-34 years 215 178 79.0 71.6-84.8 37 21.0 15.2-28.4
35+ years 64 58 89.3 77.2-95.4 6 10.7 4.6-22.8
Race
White 332 267 78.3 72.6-83.1 65 21.7 16.9-27.4
Black 119 88 70.6 59.5-79.6 31 29.4 20.4-40.5
Other 20 17 89.9 66.4-97.6 3 10.1 2.4-33.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 42 71.1 55.8-82.8 14 28.9 17.2-44.2
No 415 330 77.5 72.3-82.0 85 22.5 18.0-27.7
Education
< High School 79 60 74.6 60.8-84.7 19 25.4 15.3-39.2
High School 149 116 76.3 67.5-83.3 33 23.7 16.7-32.5
> High School 243 196 77.6 70.7-83.2 47 22.4 16.8-29.3
Marital Status
Married 272 225 81.1 75.2-85.9 47 18.9 14.1-24.8
Other 199 147 71.1 62.8-78.3 52 28.9 21.7-37.2
Income
14,999 or less 91 66 75.4 63.3-84.5 25 24.6 15.5-36.7
15,000-24,999 118 87 69.0 58.3-77.9 31 31.0 22.1-41.7
25,000-49,999 100 80 79.6 68.7-87.3 20 20.4 12.7-31.3
50,000 or more 130 111 81.8 72.6-88.5 19 18.2 11.5-27.4
WIC recipient
No 236 196 81.1 74.4-86.4 40 18.9 13.6-25.6
Yes 234 176 73.0 65.7-79.3 58 27.0 20.7-34.3
Medicaid recipient
No 210 177 81.4 74.3-86.8 33 18.6 13.2-25.7
Yes 261 195 73.1 66.1-79.1 66 26.9 20.9-33.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 142 81.8 75.2-86.9 30 18.2 13.1-24.8
2500+ grams 299 230 76.1 70.7-80.7 69 23.9 19.3-29.3

*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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