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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your or your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY NIPPLES WERE SORE, CRACKED, OR BLEEDING

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 579 496 81.2 76.7-85.0 83 18.8 15.0-23.3
Age
< 20 years 76 65 77.1 61.4-87.7 11 22.9 12.3-38.6
20-24 years 156 130 79.9 70.6-86.8 26 20.1 13.2-29.4
25-34 years 276 236 81.4 74.8-86.6 40 18.6 13.4-25.2
35+ years 71 65 87.6 74.0-94.6 6 12.4 5.4-26.0
Race
White 406 351 81.5 76.3-85.8 55 18.5 14.2-23.7
Black 156 129 79.0 68.2-86.9 27 21.0 13.1-31.8
Other 17 16 89.4 52.0-98.5 1 10.6 1.5-48.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 74 68 91.2 79.6-96.5 6 8.8 3.5-20.4
No 505 428 79.5 74.5-83.8 77 20.5 16.2-25.5
Education
< High School 117 99 83.6 73.6-90.3 18 16.4 9.7-26.4
High School 182 157 80.0 70.9-86.7 25 20.0 13.3-29.1
> High School 279 239 80.6 73.9-86.0 40 19.4 14.0-26.1
Marital Status
Married 373 319 80.9 75.3-85.5 54 19.1 14.5-24.7
Other 206 177 81.8 73.5-88.0 29 18.2 12.0-26.5
Income
15,999 or less 165 142 83.3 73.7-89.9 23 16.7 10.1-26.3
16,000-24,999 87 72 76.8 63.4-86.4 15 23.2 13.6-36.6
25,000-39,999 84 72 77.8 64.0-87.4 12 22.2 12.6-36.0
40,000 or more 196 168 82.3 74.8-88.0 28 17.7 12.0-25.2
WIC recipient
No 306 265 82.6 76.4-87.4 41 17.4 12.6-23.6
Yes 269 227 79.2 72.1-84.9 42 20.8 15.1-27.9
Medicaid recipient
No 282 244 81.4 74.9-86.5 38 18.6 13.5-25.1
Yes 297 252 81.0 74.3-86.2 45 19.0 13.8-25.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 286 261 90.7 86.7-93.6 25 9.3 6.4-13.3
2500+ grams 293 235 80.2 75.3-84.4 58 19.8 15.6-24.7

#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.

This page was generated on 23JUL04

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