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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

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

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 535 91.6 88.2-94.0 47 8.4 6.0-11.8
Age
< 20 years 66 65 96.2 77.6-99.5 1 3.8 0.5-22.4
20-24 years 180 162 90.8 83.9-94.9 18 9.2 5.1-16.1
25-34 years 284 260 92.0 87.2-95.1 24 8.0 4.9-12.8
35+ years 52 48 85.9 67.8-94.6 4 14.1 5.4-32.2
Race
White 425 390 92.4 88.7-95.0 35 7.6 5.0-11.3
Black 135 125 88.5 78.5-94.3 10 11.5 5.7-21.5
Other 22 20 89.6 56.0-98.3 2 10.4 1.7-44.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 50 95.2 84.4-98.6 4 4.8 1.4-15.6
No 528 485 91.0 87.3-93.7 43 9.0 6.3-12.7
Education
< High School 106 100 94.7 85.9-98.1 6 5.3 1.9-14.1
High School 194 179 93.2 87.1-96.5 15 6.8 3.5-12.9
> High School 281 255 88.9 83.2-92.8 26 11.1 7.2-16.8
Marital Status
Married 384 358 93.3 89.4-95.8 26 6.7 4.2-10.6
Other 198 177 88.4 81.3-93.1 21 11.6 6.9-18.7
Income
15,999 or less 150 144 95.2 88.3-98.1 6 4.8 1.9-11.7
16,000-24,999 73 66 91.7 79.3-96.9 7 8.3 3.1-20.7
25,000-39,999 97 90 92.8 82.2-97.3 7 7.2 2.7-17.8
40,000 or more 208 187 89.4 83.0-93.5 21 10.6 6.5-17.0
WIC recipient
No 311 286 90.3 85.2-93.8 25 9.7 6.2-14.8
Yes 267 245 92.8 87.7-95.8 22 7.2 4.2-12.3
Medicaid recipient
No 301 274 91.4 86.6-94.6 27 8.6 5.4-13.4
Yes 281 261 91.8 86.5-95.1 20 8.2 4.9-13.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 250 92.9 89.4-95.3 20 7.1 4.7-10.6
2500+ grams 312 285 91.4 87.8-94.1 27 8.6 5.9-12.2

*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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