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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? UNSPECIFIED REASON

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 581 431 78.4 74.0-82.3 150 21.6 17.7-26.0
Age
< 20 years 66 45 81.6 66.4-90.9 21 18.4 9.1-33.6
20-24 years 180 144 85.5 78.0-90.7 36 14.5 9.3-22.0
25-34 years 283 201 73.4 66.7-79.2 82 26.6 20.8-33.3
35+ years 52 41 76.1 58.6-87.7 11 23.9 12.3-41.4
Race
White 424 303 75.0 69.7-79.7 121 25.0 20.3-30.3
Black 135 110 90.4 82.6-94.9 25 9.6 5.1-17.4
Other 22 18 85.7 51.2-97.2 4 14.3 2.8-48.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 47 92.5 81.4-97.2 7 7.5 2.8-18.6
No 527 384 76.2 71.4-80.5 143 23.8 19.5-28.6
Education
< High School 105 79 84.9 75.0-91.3 26 15.1 8.7-25.0
High School 194 151 80.9 72.9-86.9 43 19.1 13.1-27.1
> High School 281 200 73.6 66.7-79.4 81 26.4 20.6-33.3
Marital Status
Married 383 282 76.6 71.0-81.4 101 23.4 18.6-29.0
Other 198 149 81.8 74.2-87.6 49 18.2 12.4-25.8
Income
15,999 or less 150 110 80.3 71.2-87.1 40 19.7 12.9-28.8
16,000-24,999 72 55 75.6 60.9-86.1 17 24.4 13.9-39.1
25,000-39,999 97 75 79.3 66.7-88.0 22 20.7 12.0-33.3
40,000 or more 208 147 73.7 65.8-80.3 61 26.3 19.7-34.2
WIC recipient
No 311 222 75.6 69.3-81.0 89 24.4 19.0-30.7
Yes 266 206 81.2 74.6-86.4 60 18.8 13.6-25.4
Medicaid recipient
No 301 218 74.4 67.9-79.9 83 25.6 20.1-32.1
Yes 280 213 82.6 76.4-87.4 67 17.4 12.6-23.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 188 69.8 64.2-74.8 82 30.2 25.2-35.8
2500+ grams 311 243 79.2 74.4-83.3 68 20.8 16.7-25.6

*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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