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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I WANTED OR NEEDED SOMEONE ELSE TO FEED THE BABY

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 579 519 88.4 84.5-91.3 60 11.6 8.7-15.5
Age
< 20 years 76 69 86.0 71.4-93.7 7 14.0 6.3-28.6
20-24 years 156 141 90.1 82.2-94.7 15 9.9 5.3-17.8
25-34 years 276 244 86.5 80.5-90.9 32 13.5 9.1-19.5
35+ years 71 65 94.0 82.2-98.1 6 6.0 1.9-17.8
Race
White 406 365 88.7 84.3-92.0 41 11.3 8.0-15.7
Black 156 137 85.5 75.3-91.9 19 14.5 8.1-24.7
Other 17 17 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 74 69 91.6 80.1-96.7 5 8.4 3.3-19.9
No 505 450 87.8 83.6-91.1 55 12.2 8.9-16.4
Education
< High School 117 107 89.7 80.6-94.8 10 10.3 5.2-19.4
High School 182 168 90.5 82.9-94.9 14 9.5 5.1-17.1
> High School 279 243 86.1 80.0-90.6 36 13.9 9.4-20.0
Marital Status
Married 373 329 86.3 81.3-90.2 44 13.7 9.8-18.7
Other 206 190 92.6 85.9-96.2 16 7.4 3.8-14.1
Income
15,999 or less 165 154 92.4 84.4-96.5 11 7.6 3.5-15.6
16,000-24,999 87 76 82.4 69.4-90.6 11 17.6 9.4-30.6
25,000-39,999 84 75 88.9 77.2-95.0 9 11.1 5.0-22.8
40,000 or more 196 170 86.9 80.0-91.7 26 13.1 8.3-20.0
WIC recipient
No 306 273 88.1 82.7-92.0 33 11.9 8.0-17.3
Yes 269 242 88.4 82.3-92.6 27 11.6 7.4-17.7
Medicaid recipient
No 282 253 89.4 84.0-93.1 29 10.6 6.9-16.0
Yes 297 266 87.3 81.3-91.6 31 12.7 8.4-18.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 286 261 91.3 87.5-94.0 25 8.7 6.0-12.5
2500+ grams 293 258 88.1 83.8-91.3 35 11.9 8.7-16.2

#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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