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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your or your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I WENT BACK TO WORK OR SCHOOL

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 579 466 78.4 73.8-82.4 113 21.6 17.6-26.2
Age
< 20 years 76 63 84.0 70.0-92.2 13 16.0 7.8-30.0
20-24 years 156 126 75.5 65.8-83.1 30 24.5 16.9-34.2
25-34 years 276 221 81.6 75.1-86.7 55 18.4 13.3-24.9
35+ years 71 56 67.3 52.0-79.6 15 32.7 20.4-48.0
Race
White 406 336 77.8 72.4-82.5 70 22.2 17.5-27.6
Black 156 117 80.6 70.7-87.7 39 19.4 12.3-29.3
Other 17 13 77.9 45.4-93.7 4 22.1 6.3-54.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 74 52 60.2 46.0-72.8 22 39.8 27.2-54.0
No 505 414 81.5 76.8-85.5 91 18.5 14.5-23.2
Education
< High School 117 93 74.8 64.1-83.2 24 25.2 16.8-35.9
High School 182 151 80.3 71.5-86.9 31 19.7 13.1-28.5
> High School 279 221 78.9 72.1-84.4 58 21.1 15.6-27.9
Marital Status
Married 373 305 79.6 73.9-84.2 68 20.4 15.8-26.1
Other 206 161 76.1 67.4-83.0 45 23.9 17.0-32.6
Income
15,999 or less 165 131 78.4 68.5-85.9 34 21.6 14.1-31.5
16,000-24,999 87 70 78.8 66.0-87.7 17 21.2 12.3-34.0
25,000-39,999 84 68 77.3 63.7-86.8 16 22.7 13.2-36.3
40,000 or more 196 155 77.7 69.8-84.0 41 22.3 16.0-30.2
WIC recipient
No 306 241 74.8 68.0-80.5 65 25.2 19.5-32.0
Yes 269 221 82.0 75.4-87.2 48 18.0 12.8-24.6
Medicaid recipient
No 282 224 77.8 71.1-83.3 58 22.2 16.7-28.9
Yes 297 242 79.0 72.3-84.5 55 21.0 15.5-27.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 286 238 82.7 77.9-86.6 48 17.3 13.4-22.1
2500+ grams 293 228 78.0 72.9-82.3 65 22.0 17.7-27.1

#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.

This page was generated on 23JUL04

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