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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO STOP BREASTFEEDING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 471 410 86.4 82.3-89.6 61 13.6 10.4-17.7
Age
< 20 years 58 48 82.6 66.9-91.7 10 17.4 8.3-33.1
20-24 years 134 123 89.9 81.9-94.6 11 10.1 5.4-18.1
25-34 years 215 182 84.5 78.0-89.3 33 15.5 10.7-22.0
35+ years 64 57 89.1 77.4-95.1 7 10.9 4.9-22.6
Race
White 332 292 88.2 83.8-91.5 40 11.8 8.5-16.2
Black 119 99 80.9 70.5-88.2 20 19.1 11.8-29.5
Other 20 19 93.2 64.2-99.0 1 6.8 1.0-35.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 53 95.4 84.9-98.7 3 4.6 1.3-15.1
No 415 357 84.8 80.2-88.5 58 15.2 11.5-19.8
Education
< High School 79 69 87.6 75.4-94.2 10 12.4 5.8-24.6
High School 149 135 90.0 82.7-94.5 14 10.0 5.5-17.3
> High School 243 206 83.1 76.9-87.9 37 16.9 12.1-23.1
Marital Status
Married 272 232 84.5 79.0-88.8 40 15.5 11.2-21.0
Other 199 178 88.6 81.8-93.0 21 11.4 7.0-18.2
Income
14,999 or less 91 80 84.0 72.0-91.5 11 16.0 8.5-28.0
15,000-24,999 118 110 91.9 83.5-96.2 8 8.1 3.8-16.5
25,000-49,999 100 88 90.7 82.4-95.3 12 9.3 4.7-17.6
50,000 or more 130 104 78.6 69.4-85.6 26 21.4 14.4-30.6
WIC recipient
No 236 202 84.3 78.1-88.9 34 15.7 11.1-21.9
Yes 234 207 88.1 82.1-92.3 27 11.9 7.7-17.9
Medicaid recipient
No 210 178 84.4 78.1-89.1 32 15.6 10.9-21.9
Yes 261 232 87.8 82.0-91.9 29 12.2 8.1-18.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 172 153 88.5 82.8-92.5 19 11.5 7.5-17.2
2500+ grams 299 257 86.1 81.7-89.7 42 13.9 10.3-18.3

*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.

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