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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY BECAME SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 579 560 98.5 97.0-99.3 19 1.5 0.7- 3.0
Age
< 20 years 76 73 99.1 97.1-99.7 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9
20-24 years 156 153 98.7 94.0-99.7 3 1.3 0.3- 6.0
25-34 years 276 265 98.1 95.0-99.3 11 1.9 0.7- 5.0
35+ years 71 69 99.5 98.0-99.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0
Race
White 406 393 98.4 96.2-99.3 13 1.6 0.7- 3.8
Black 156 151 99.1 97.8-99.6 5 0.9 0.4- 2.2
Other 17 16 99.1 93.9-99.9 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 74 67 96.4 88.4-99.0 7 3.6 1.0-11.6
No 505 493 98.9 97.3-99.6 12 1.1 0.4- 2.7
Education
< High School 117 112 98.0 92.7-99.5 5 2.0 0.5- 7.3
High School 182 177 98.6 94.2-99.7 5 1.4 0.3- 5.8
> High School 279 270 98.8 96.5-99.6 9 1.2 0.4- 3.5
Marital Status
Married 373 360 98.6 96.5-99.4 13 1.4 0.6- 3.5
Other 206 200 98.5 94.6-99.6 6 1.5 0.4- 5.4
Income
15,999 or less 165 157 97.7 92.9-99.3 8 2.3 0.7- 7.1
16,000-24,999 87 86 99.8 98.7- 100 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
25,000-39,999 84 82 97.6 87.0-99.6 2 2.4 0.4-13.0
40,000 or more 196 190 98.8 95.6-99.7 6 1.2 0.3- 4.4
WIC recipient
No 306 299 99.1 96.9-99.8 7 0.9 0.2- 3.1
Yes 269 257 97.9 94.8-99.1 12 2.1 0.9- 5.2
Medicaid recipient
No 282 274 99.0 96.8-99.7 8 1.0 0.3- 3.2
Yes 297 286 98.1 95.1-99.3 11 1.9 0.7- 4.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 286 270 94.3 91.0-96.5 16 5.7 3.5- 9.0
2500+ grams 293 290 99.0 96.9-99.7 3 1.0 0.3- 3.1

#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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