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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? BREAST MILK ALONE DID NOT SATISFY MY BABY

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 383 63.1 58.0-67.9 199 36.9 32.1-42.0
Age
< 20 years 66 40 55.7 38.9-71.3 26 44.3 28.7-61.1
20-24 years 180 117 61.3 52.0-69.9 63 38.7 30.1-48.0
25-34 years 284 193 66.4 59.3-72.8 91 33.6 27.2-40.7
35+ years 52 33 60.1 42.3-75.5 19 39.9 24.5-57.7
Race
White 425 278 63.0 57.2-68.5 147 37.0 31.5-42.8
Black 135 91 64.5 52.6-74.9 44 35.5 25.1-47.4
Other 22 14 54.8 27.1-79.8 8 45.2 20.2-72.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 37 72.3 57.2-83.6 17 27.7 16.4-42.8
No 528 346 61.7 56.2-66.9 182 38.3 33.1-43.8
Education
< High School 106 70 67.9 55.9-77.9 36 32.1 22.1-44.1
High School 194 126 58.2 49.0-66.8 68 41.8 33.2-51.0
> High School 281 186 64.7 57.4-71.3 95 35.3 28.7-42.6
Marital Status
Married 384 245 61.5 55.2-67.4 139 38.5 32.6-44.8
Other 198 138 66.0 56.9-74.1 60 34.0 25.9-43.1
Income
15,999 or less 150 103 64.7 54.2-73.9 47 35.3 26.1-45.8
16,000-24,999 73 50 70.0 55.5-81.3 23 30.0 18.7-44.5
25,000-39,999 97 63 63.6 49.8-75.5 34 36.4 24.5-50.2
40,000 or more 208 133 58.7 50.2-66.6 75 41.3 33.4-49.8
WIC recipient
No 311 203 59.7 52.7-66.4 108 40.3 33.6-47.3
Yes 267 176 66.1 58.5-73.0 91 33.9 27.0-41.5
Medicaid recipient
No 301 191 61.8 54.8-68.3 110 38.2 31.7-45.2
Yes 281 192 64.4 56.8-71.4 89 35.6 28.6-43.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 187 69.0 63.3-74.1 83 31.0 25.9-36.7
2500+ grams 312 196 62.6 57.0-67.8 116 37.4 32.2-43.0

*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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