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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME TO STOP BREASTFEEDING

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 579 474 81.1 76.6-84.8 105 18.9 15.2-23.4
Age
< 20 years 76 63 81.3 66.5-90.4 13 18.7 9.6-33.5
20-24 years 156 133 85.5 77.0-91.1 23 14.5 8.9-23.0
25-34 years 276 218 78.2 71.4-83.8 58 21.8 16.2-28.6
35+ years 71 60 81.6 67.2-90.6 11 18.4 9.4-32.8
Race
White 406 340 82.2 77.1-86.3 66 17.8 13.7-22.9
Black 156 119 77.3 66.6-85.4 37 22.7 14.6-33.4
Other 17 15 78.9 44.6-94.5 2 21.1 5.5-55.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 74 60 76.1 62.3-86.0 14 23.9 14.0-37.7
No 505 414 81.9 77.2-85.8 91 18.1 14.2-22.8
Education
< High School 117 97 80.8 70.5-88.1 20 19.2 11.9-29.5
High School 182 153 84.1 75.7-89.9 29 15.9 10.1-24.3
> High School 279 223 79.0 72.2-84.5 56 21.0 15.5-27.8
Marital Status
Married 373 300 77.8 72.1-82.7 73 22.2 17.3-27.9
Other 206 174 87.7 80.6-92.4 32 12.3 7.6-19.4
Income
15,999 or less 165 143 90.6 82.9-95.0 22 9.4 5.0-17.1
16,000-24,999 87 75 80.3 67.0-89.1 12 19.7 10.9-33.0
25,000-39,999 84 61 72.4 58.9-82.8 23 27.6 17.2-41.1
40,000 or more 196 157 79.2 71.4-85.3 39 20.8 14.7-28.6
WIC recipient
No 306 247 78.4 71.9-83.7 59 21.6 16.3-28.1
Yes 269 223 83.6 77.1-88.6 46 16.4 11.4-22.9
Medicaid recipient
No 282 224 77.5 70.8-83.1 58 22.5 16.9-29.2
Yes 297 250 84.7 78.5-89.3 47 15.3 10.7-21.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 286 237 82.0 77.1-86.0 49 18.0 14.0-22.9
2500+ grams 293 237 81.0 76.1-85.0 56 19.0 15.0-23.9

#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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