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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY HAD DIFFICULTY LATCHING OR NURSING*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 265 200 74.7 68.0-80.4 65 25.3 19.6-32.0
Age
< 20 years 33 25 69.5 49.8-83.9 *** *** ***
20-24 years 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
25-34 years 133 100 73.5 63.8-81.3 33 26.5 18.7-36.2
35+ years 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 151 112 71.4 62.2-79.1 39 28.6 20.9-37.8
Non-Hispanic Black 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 34 21 60.9 41.0-77.8 13 39.1 22.2-59.0
Education
< High School 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 61 46 70.3 54.8-82.3 15 29.7 17.7-45.2
> High School 166 125 75.8 67.4-82.5 41 24.2 17.5-32.6
Marital Status
Married 143 106 73.9 64.9-81.3 37 26.1 18.7-35.1
Other 122 94 75.5 65.2-83.5 28 24.5 16.5-34.8
WIC recipient
No 106 79 77.4 67.6-85.0 27 22.6 15.0-32.4
Yes 157 119 72.6 63.3-80.3 38 27.4 19.7-36.7
Medicaid recipient
No 117 84 71.4 61.2-79.8 33 28.6 20.2-38.8
Yes 148 116 77.2 67.9-84.4 32 22.8 15.6-32.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 97 76 79.4 70.3-86.3 21 20.6 13.7-29.7
2500+ grams 168 124 74.3 66.9-80.4 44 25.7 19.6-33.1

*Asked only of mothers that breastfed their baby after delivery.

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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