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2004 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

BREASTFEEDING

What were your reasons for stopping breastfeeding? I WANTED OR NEEDED SOMEONE ELSE TO FEED THE BABY

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 614 543 88.7 85.2-91.5 71 11.3 8.5-14.8
Age
< 20 years 72 65 93.3 81.2-97.9 7 6.7 2.1-18.8
20-24 years 176 153 84.6 76.4-90.2 23 15.4 9.8-23.6
25-34 years 316 279 89.2 84.3-92.8 37 10.8 7.2-15.7
35+ years 50 46 93.0 78.2-98.0 4 7.0 2.0-21.8
Race
White 433 379 87.7 83.4-91.0 54 12.3 9.0-16.6
Black 160 145 90.7 82.3-95.4 15 9.3 4.6-17.7
Other 21 19 98.0 91.9-99.5 2 2.0 0.5- 8.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 63 63 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 551 480 87.2 83.2-90.3 71 12.8 9.7-16.8
Education
< High School 100 94 95.1 85.5-98.4 6 4.9 1.6-14.5
High School 191 168 89.0 82.3-93.3 23 11.0 6.7-17.7
> High School 322 280 86.2 80.6-90.3 42 13.8 9.7-19.4
Marital Status
Married 379 329 85.7 80.7-89.6 50 14.3 10.4-19.3
Other 235 214 92.9 87.5-96.0 21 7.1 4.0-12.5
Income
14,999 or less 186 169 93.6 87.6-96.9 17 6.4 3.1-12.4
15,000-24,999 94 84 87.1 75.9-93.5 10 12.9 6.5-24.1
25,000-49,999 134 111 81.6 72.0-88.5 23 18.4 11.5-28.0
50,000 or more 160 140 87.2 79.4-92.3 20 12.8 7.7-20.6
WIC recipient
No 302 259 86.3 80.8-90.4 43 13.7 9.6-19.2
Yes 304 276 91.0 85.9-94.3 28 9.0 5.7-14.1
Medicaid recipient
No 283 246 87.3 81.7-91.4 37 12.7 8.6-18.3
Yes 331 297 89.8 84.9-93.3 34 10.2 6.7-15.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 297 264 89.4 85.5-92.3 33 10.6 7.7-14.5
2500+ grams 317 279 88.6 84.7-91.6 38 11.4 8.4-15.3

#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.

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