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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY HAD DIFFICULTY NURSING

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 404 73.1 68.3-77.4 178 26.9 22.6-31.7
Age
< 20 years 66 47 67.1 49.8-80.8 19 32.9 19.2-50.2
20-24 years 180 122 71.5 62.6-79.0 58 28.5 21.0-37.4
25-34 years 284 198 73.8 67.1-79.6 86 26.2 20.4-32.9
35+ years 52 37 82.6 66.2-92.0 15 17.4 8.0-33.8
Race
White 425 284 71.6 66.0-76.5 141 28.4 23.5-34.0
Black 135 107 79.9 69.1-87.7 28 20.1 12.3-30.9
Other 22 13 66.0 36.6-86.7 9 34.0 13.3-63.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 42 77.9 62.6-88.2 12 22.1 11.8-37.4
No 528 362 72.3 67.2-76.9 166 27.7 23.1-32.8
Education
< High School 106 82 79.5 68.1-87.6 24 20.5 12.4-31.9
High School 194 123 64.4 55.4-72.5 71 35.6 27.5-44.6
> High School 281 198 76.8 70.3-82.3 83 23.2 17.7-29.7
Marital Status
Married 384 262 71.5 65.5-76.7 122 28.5 23.3-34.5
Other 198 142 76.0 67.5-82.8 56 24.0 17.2-32.5
Income
15,999 or less 150 103 72.0 62.0-80.2 47 28.0 19.8-38.0
16,000-24,999 73 55 76.7 62.4-86.7 18 23.3 13.3-37.6
25,000-39,999 97 64 70.5 57.0-81.2 33 29.5 18.8-43.0
40,000 or more 208 143 72.2 64.1-79.1 65 27.8 20.9-35.9
WIC recipient
No 311 215 72.8 66.3-78.5 96 27.2 21.5-33.7
Yes 267 185 72.9 65.7-79.2 82 27.1 20.8-34.3
Medicaid recipient
No 301 208 73.0 66.4-78.7 93 27.0 21.3-33.6
Yes 281 196 73.1 66.0-79.3 85 26.9 20.7-34.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 174 65.6 59.9-70.8 96 34.4 29.2-40.1
2500+ grams 312 230 73.7 68.5-78.3 82 26.3 21.7-31.5

*Data in this table are recoded responses to survey question 54. How old was your baby the first time you fed him or her anything besides breast milk? Include formula, baby food, juice, cow''s milk, water, sugar water, or anything else you fed your baby .

#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 22MAR05

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