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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? BREAST MILK ALONE DID NOT SATISFY MY BABY

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 579 365 59.7 54.5-64.7 214 40.3 35.3-45.5
Age
< 20 years 76 53 67.0 51.4-79.5 23 33.0 20.5-48.6
20-24 years 156 95 58.0 47.9-67.4 61 42.0 32.6-52.1
25-34 years 276 169 57.3 49.8-64.5 107 42.7 35.5-50.2
35+ years 71 48 65.8 50.8-78.1 23 34.2 21.9-49.2
Race
White 406 252 59.7 53.7-65.4 154 40.3 34.6-46.3
Black 156 103 61.4 50.0-71.8 53 38.6 28.2-50.0
Other 17 10 47.2 21.1-74.9 7 52.8 25.1-78.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 74 41 52.1 38.4-65.5 33 47.9 34.5-61.6
No 505 324 61.0 55.3-66.3 181 39.0 33.7-44.7
Education
< High School 117 77 65.9 54.8-75.5 40 34.1 24.5-45.2
High School 182 110 55.8 46.1-65.0 72 44.2 35.0-53.9
> High School 279 177 58.8 51.2-65.9 102 41.2 34.1-48.8
Marital Status
Married 373 235 57.8 51.4-63.9 138 42.2 36.1-48.6
Other 206 130 63.7 54.5-71.9 76 36.3 28.1-45.5
Income
15,999 or less 165 108 62.6 51.9-72.2 57 37.4 27.8-48.1
16,000-24,999 87 40 41.4 29.1-54.9 47 58.6 45.1-70.9
25,000-39,999 84 57 71.5 58.0-82.1 27 28.5 17.9-42.0
40,000 or more 196 129 59.2 50.6-67.3 67 40.8 32.7-49.4
WIC recipient
No 306 198 59.0 51.9-65.8 108 41.0 34.2-48.1
Yes 269 164 60.2 52.4-67.5 105 39.8 32.5-47.6
Medicaid recipient
No 282 177 57.1 49.7-64.1 105 42.9 35.9-50.3
Yes 297 188 62.3 54.9-69.3 109 37.7 30.7-45.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 286 193 67.6 62.0-72.6 93 32.4 27.4-38.0
2500+ grams 293 172 58.9 53.2-64.4 121 41.1 35.6-46.8

#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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