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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? MY BABY BECAME SICK AND COULD NOT BREASTFEED

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 546 94.3 91.4-96.3 36 5.7 3.7- 8.6
Age
< 20 years 66 63 92.6 75.9-98.0 3 7.4 2.0-24.1
20-24 years 180 163 91.0 84.2-95.0 17 9.0 5.0-15.8
25-34 years 284 269 96.0 92.1-98.0 15 4.0 2.0- 7.9
35+ years 52 51 99.6 97.6-99.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.4
Race
White 425 395 93.6 90.0-96.0 30 6.4 4.0-10.0
Black 135 130 96.2 88.1-98.9 5 3.8 1.1-11.9
Other 22 21 99.2 94.4-99.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 51 97.4 87.6-99.5 3 2.6 0.5-12.4
No 528 495 93.8 90.5-96.0 33 6.2 4.0- 9.5
Education
< High School 106 97 93.9 85.0-97.7 9 6.1 2.3-15.0
High School 194 182 92.7 86.3-96.2 12 7.3 3.8-13.7
> High School 281 266 95.8 91.6-97.9 15 4.2 2.1- 8.4
Marital Status
Married 384 357 94.1 90.3-96.4 27 5.9 3.6- 9.7
Other 198 189 94.7 88.6-97.7 9 5.3 2.3-11.4
Income
15,999 or less 150 144 98.3 94.0-99.5 6 1.7 0.5- 6.0
16,000-24,999 73 67 91.9 79.4-97.1 6 8.1 2.9-20.6
25,000-39,999 97 87 88.5 76.5-94.8 10 11.5 5.2-23.5
40,000 or more 208 198 95.4 90.1-97.9 10 4.6 2.1- 9.9
WIC recipient
No 311 293 95.5 91.6-97.6 18 4.5 2.4- 8.4
Yes 267 249 93.0 87.9-96.0 18 7.0 4.0-12.1
Medicaid recipient
No 301 282 94.4 90.1-96.9 19 5.6 3.1- 9.9
Yes 281 264 94.2 89.4-96.9 17 5.8 3.1-10.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 251 93.3 89.9-95.6 19 6.7 4.4-10.1
2500+ grams 312 295 94.4 91.1-96.5 17 5.6 3.5- 8.9

*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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