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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I GOT SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 579 538 92.4 89.1-94.7 41 7.6 5.3-10.9
Age
< 20 years 76 72 91.1 76.6-97.0 4 8.9 3.0-23.4
20-24 years 156 149 96.3 90.4-98.7 7 3.7 1.3- 9.6
25-34 years 276 251 90.5 85.1-94.0 25 9.5 6.0-14.9
35+ years 71 66 91.9 79.2-97.2 5 8.1 2.8-20.8
Race
White 406 376 92.0 88.0-94.7 30 8.0 5.3-12.0
Black 156 145 92.8 84.2-96.9 11 7.2 3.1-15.8
Other 17 17 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hispanic origin
Yes 74 70 97.2 87.9-99.4 4 2.8 0.6-12.1
No 505 468 91.6 87.8-94.2 37 8.4 5.8-12.2
Education
< High School 117 110 91.7 82.9-96.1 7 8.3 3.9-17.1
High School 182 174 95.2 88.9-98.0 8 4.8 2.0-11.1
> High School 279 253 90.8 85.4-94.3 26 9.2 5.7-14.6
Marital Status
Married 373 344 91.9 87.8-94.8 29 8.1 5.2-12.2
Other 206 194 93.3 86.8-96.8 12 6.7 3.2-13.2
Income
15,999 or less 165 155 93.7 85.9-97.3 10 6.3 2.7-14.1
16,000-24,999 87 84 95.7 85.3-98.9 3 4.3 1.1-14.7
25,000-39,999 84 78 90.6 78.4-96.3 6 9.4 3.7-21.6
40,000 or more 196 175 88.9 82.4-93.3 21 11.1 6.7-17.6
WIC recipient
No 306 282 91.6 86.7-94.8 24 8.4 5.2-13.3
Yes 269 252 93.1 87.9-96.2 17 6.9 3.8-12.1
Medicaid recipient
No 282 259 91.2 86.1-94.6 23 8.8 5.4-13.9
Yes 297 279 93.6 88.7-96.4 18 6.4 3.6-11.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 286 268 93.9 90.7-96.1 18 6.1 3.9- 9.3
2500+ grams 293 270 92.2 88.6-94.8 23 7.8 5.2-11.4

#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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