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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I THOUGHT MY BABY WAS NOT GAINING ENOUGH WEIGHT

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 582 508 87.9 84.2-90.9 74 12.1 9.1-15.8
Age
< 20 years 66 56 87.9 72.6-95.2 10 12.1 4.8-27.4
20-24 years 180 156 89.2 82.1-93.7 24 10.8 6.3-17.9
25-34 years 284 247 86.4 80.7-90.6 37 13.6 9.4-19.3
35+ years 52 49 91.9 74.3-97.8 3 8.1 2.2-25.7
Race
White 425 372 87.9 83.6-91.2 53 12.1 8.8-16.4
Black 135 115 87.5 77.4-93.4 20 12.5 6.6-22.6
Other 22 21 90.4 54.8-98.6 1 9.6 1.4-45.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 54 52 95.1 81.8-98.8 2 4.9 1.2-18.2
No 528 456 86.8 82.7-90.1 72 13.2 9.9-17.3
Education
< High School 106 94 92.4 83.7-96.6 12 7.6 3.4-16.3
High School 194 172 88.7 81.4-93.3 22 11.3 6.7-18.6
> High School 281 241 85.3 79.3-89.7 40 14.7 10.3-20.7
Marital Status
Married 384 328 85.8 80.9-89.6 56 14.2 10.4-19.1
Other 198 180 91.9 85.1-95.7 18 8.1 4.3-14.9
Income
15,999 or less 150 134 94.1 88.0-97.2 16 5.9 2.8-12.0
16,000-24,999 73 63 86.0 73.2-93.3 10 14.0 6.7-26.8
25,000-39,999 97 85 86.6 74.6-93.4 12 13.4 6.6-25.4
40,000 or more 208 183 86.2 79.1-91.2 25 13.8 8.8-20.9
WIC recipient
No 311 272 85.5 79.8-89.8 39 14.5 10.2-20.2
Yes 267 232 90.3 84.9-93.9 35 9.7 6.1-15.1
Medicaid recipient
No 301 259 85.9 80.2-90.2 42 14.1 9.8-19.8
Yes 281 249 90.0 84.6-93.6 32 10.0 6.4-15.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 270 234 86.9 82.5-90.3 36 13.1 9.7-17.5
2500+ grams 312 274 88.0 83.9-91.2 38 12.0 8.8-16.1

*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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